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Blyth's Hornbill Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Aceros plicatus
  • Class

    Birds
  • Order

    Coraciiformes
  • Range

    Indonesia east to the Solomon Islands

  • Status

    Common. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Hornbill Species Survival Plan®, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Habitat

    Evergreen forests

  • Niche

    Hornbills feed primarily on fruits and vegetables, such as melons, beans, berries and sweet potatoes. They will also catch the occasional small mammal.

  • Life History

    The female Blythe's hornbill builds her nest by sealing herself in a hollow tree trunk with a wall of mud. A small hole is left in the wall, which the male spends weeks passing food through to his mate and offspring until the chicks are ready to leave the nest.

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