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Rhinoceros hornbill national aviary.jpg
Rhinoceros hornbill
Buceros rhinoceros
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Buceros

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Hydrocorax Brisson, 1760

Buceros is a genus of large Asian hornbills (family Bucerotidae).


Species included in the genus are:

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Hornbill 2.jpg Buceros rhinoceros Rhinoceros hornbill Borneo, Sumatra, Java, the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and southern Thailand
Great Hornbill P.jpg Buceros bicornis Great hornbill India, Bhutan, Nepal, Mainland Southeast Asia, Indonesian Island of Sumatra and North eastern region of India
Buceros hydrocorax eating.jpg Buceros hydrocorax Rufous hornbill Philippines

The helmeted hornbill is sometimes included in this genus, but today most authorities place it in the monotypic Rhinoplax instead.


  • Kemp, A. C. (2001). Family Bucerotidae (Hornbills). pp. 436–523 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Sargatal, J. eds. (2001). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 6. Mousebirds to Hornbills. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-30-X