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Black hornbill

In Thai: นกเงือกดำ, nok ngeuak dam

Binomial name: Anthracoceros malayanus, Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1822

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'),

Description

The male has a yellowish bill while the female has a dark grey bill.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Bucerotiformes
Family
Bucerotidae
Genus
Anthracoceros
Species
Anthracoceros malayanus

Common names

  • Thai: นกเงือกดำ, nok ngeuak dam

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Black hornbill

Range Map

Distribution map of Black hornbill, Anthracoceros malayanus in Thailand
Range map of Anthracoceros malayanus in Thailand