Bushy-crested hornbill

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Bushy-crested hornbill
CITES Appendix II (CITES)[2]
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Anorrhinus
A. galeritus
Binomial name
Anorrhinus galeritus
(Temminck, 1831)

The bushy-crested hornbill (Anorrhinus galeritus) is a bird in the hornbill family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It lives in groups.[3]

Females have a unique nesting behavior in which they stay alone in a mud-covered tree hole during incubation and are fed by other hornbills from outside the nest.[3]


The bushy-crested hornbill mainly eats fruit: several different species of figs, Indian Mast Tree (Polyalthia lateriflora), Oncosperma horridum, Canarium megalanthum, Canthiumera glabra, Zuccarinia macrophylla, Myristica sp., Horsfieldia sp., champak (Magnolia champaca), Dysoxylum sp., Fibraurea tinctoria, Endocomia macrocoma, and Alseodaphne falcata.[3]

Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Kinabatangen River - Sabah, Borneo - Malaysia


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2020). "Anorrhinus galeritus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T22682485A177973137. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22682485A177973137.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Appendices | CITES". cites.org. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  3. ^ a b c Apriliasari, Messy; Nurcahyani, Nuning; Rustiati, Elly Lestari; Priyambodo, Priyambodo; Utoyo, Laji (2022-01-06). "Eating Behavior of the Klihingan Hornbill (Anorrhinus Galeritus) When Nesting at the Way Canguk Research Station, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (TNBBS)". Jurnal Ilmiah Biologi Eksperimen dan Keanekaragaman Hayati (J-BEKH). 9 (1): 34–41. doi:10.23960/jbekh.v9i1.217. ISSN 2686-200X.