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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Bucerotidae.


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  • African red-billed hornbill Tockus erythrorhyncus is recorded.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • Grey hornbill Tockus birostris and Marshall's iora Aegithina nigrolutea are also present.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • Thinking the word korwe denoted some small animal, I waited with interest to see what he would extract; he broke the clay which surrounded the slit, put his arm into the hole, and brought out a ‘Tockus’, or ‘red-beaked hornbill’, which he killed.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • We passed through large tracts of Mopane country, and my men caught a great many of the birds called Korwe (‘Tockus erythrorhynchus’) in their breeding-places, which were in holes in the mopane-trees.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • They are there called _Korwe (Tockus erythrorhynchus_), and Dr

    The Castaways

  • Tockus fasciatus 5-6; Piping Hornbill Ceratogymna fistulator

    10,000 Birds

  • Baikiaea woodlands are the preferred habitat of Bradfield’s hornbill (Tockus bradfieldi), which is near-endemic to the ecoregion and fairly common.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • The size of the gap seems variable between individuals, and it’s much less pronounced than that seen in some other hornbills, like the red-billed and yellow-billed Tockus species.

    Bucorvids: post-Cretaceous maniraptorans on the savannah

  • Bradfield’s hornbill (Tockus bradfieldi) is one of only two species considered near-endemic to this ecoregion, found in the north of the ecoregion, the Okavango Delta, and northwest Zimbabwe, where it is utilizes Baikiaea and mixed Mopane woodlands.

    Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands


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