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Ceratogymna

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Bucerotidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Order  Bucerotiformes
Scientific name  Ceratogymna
Higher classification  Hornbill
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Lower classifications  Black‑casqued hornbill, Yellow‑casqued hornbill

Ceratogymna bucinator


Ceratogymna is a genus of large, primarily frugivorous hornbills (family Bucerotidae) found in the humid forests of Central and West Africa. They are sexually dimorphic: males are all black, while females have brown heads and a smaller casque. Unlike the members of the genus Bycanistes, the two species in the genus Ceratogymna have extensive, primarily blue, bare facial skin and dewlap, and the only white in their plumage is in the tail (although the yellow-casqued wattled hornbill has slight whitish speckling on the neck).

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bycanistes bucinator ceratogymna bucinator


Species

  • Black-casqued wattled hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata).
  • Yellow-casqued wattled hornbill (Ceratogymna elata).
  • The members of the genus Bycanistes have been included in this genus, but today most authorities consider the two separate.

    References

    Ceratogymna Wikipedia


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