from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of grackles, or American oscine passerine birds, of the family Icteridæ and subfamily Quiscalinæ, having thick bills and boat-shaped tails: same as Scaphidurus (Swainson, 1831).
  • n. [lowercase] The specific name of the hornbill of Celebes, Buceros cassidix.
  • n. A generic name of the same.


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  • The magnificent Sulawesi red-knobbed hornbill (Aceros cassidix) is endemic to Sulawesi island in the Wallacea Hotspot.

    Biological diversity in Wallacea

  • The great hornbills of Celebes (Buceros cassidix) would often come with loud-flapping wings, and perch upon a lofty tree just in front of me; and the black baboon-monkeys, Cynopithecus nigrescens, often stared down in astonishment at such an intrusion into their domains while at night herds of wild pigs roamed about the house, devouring refuse, and obliging us to put away everything eatable or breakable from our little cooking-house.

    The Malay Archipelago


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