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Silvery cheeked hornbill

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Bucerotiformes
Genus  Bycanistes
Higher classification  Bycanistes
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bucerotidae/Bucorvidae
Scientific name  Bycanistes brevis
Rank  Species
Silvery-cheeked hornbill Silverycheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis Silverycheeked
Similar  Hornbill, Bycanistes, Bird, Trumpeter hornbill, Ceratogymna

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The silvery-cheeked hornbill (Bycanistes brevis) is a large species of hornbill found in Africa. It measures 75 to 80 centimetres (30 to 31 in) in length, and has a very large cream-colored casque on the beak. The head is silver-grey and the rest of the plumage is iridescent black, except for the white rump, lower back, thighs, vent and tip of the outer tail-feathers. The sexes are similar except the female has a smaller casque and reddish skin around the eyes.


Silvery-cheeked hornbill Silverycheeked hornbill

Silvery-cheeked hornbills are residents of the tall evergreen forests of East Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa. In Zimbabwe it is threatened by habitat destruction and its presence in South Africa is marginal, but it remains locally fairly common, especially in the northern and central parts of its range.

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Usually they live in pairs and sometimes roost in flocks of hundreds of individuals. It feeds on fruits, insects, small birds, rodents, small reptiles and centipedes. They breed in spring (September and October; at least in part of its range) and lay clutches of one to three white eggs, incubated for 40 days. The young remain with both parents for about 80 days.

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