Von Der Decken's Hornbill

Tockus deckeni

Size: Up to 42 cms long
Habitat: Savannah
Feeding: Insects, seeds and fruit

The Von der Decken's Hornbill is similar to the Red-billed Hornbill. It has the distinctive long, curved bill, but the male has a red bill with a pale tip and the female has a black bill.

The underparts are white and the tail black, but it differs from the red-billed by the wings which are completely black rather than speckled.

There are 5 species of Red-billed Hornbill. Click here to see a photo and information about the Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill.

This photo was taken in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya.








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