Species of Thailand
Anthracoceros malayanus, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822
(In Thai: นกเงือกดำ)
The black hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus) is a species of bird of the hornbill family Bucerotidae. It lives in Asia in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand.
The Black-casqued Hornbill has a selectiveness towards the environment and resources when it comes to reproduction. This organism will only start breeding and nesting when there is a large supply of fruits available, and in trees of larger size. When there are limited resources available, and may curtail nesting for years when there is a low availability of fruits(4).
It is the major seed disperser for Durio graveolens, a species of durian. The connection is strong enough to reflect in some of the common names for the fruit: The Kenyah and Dayak peoples call it durian anggang (lit. 'hornbill durian'), and in Malay it is called / (lit. 'durian bird'),
The male has a yellowish bill while the female has a dark grey bill.
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Anthracoceros malayanus
- Thai: นกเงือกดำ