Northern red-billed hornbill

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Northern red-billed hornbill
Red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus) male.jpg
male, Lake Baringo, Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Subfamily: Bucerotinae
Genus: Tockus
Species: T. erythrorhynchus
Binomial name
Tockus erythrorhynchus
Temminck, 1823
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     resident range

Alophius erythrorhynchus

northern red-billed hornbill

The northern red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus) is a species of hornbill in the family Bucerotidae. It is found from southern Mauritania through Somalia and northeast Tanzania. There are five species of red-billed hornbills recognized, but all five were once considered conspecific and some authorities still classify the others as subspecies of Tockus erythrorhynchus.[2].


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Tockus erythrorhynchus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22725930A94906468. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22725930A94906468.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Red-billed Hornbill". Handbook of Birds of the World online. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  • Kemp, A.C. and W. Delport. 2002. Comments on the status of subspecies in the red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus) complex (Aves: Bucerotidae), with the description of a new taxon endemic to Tanzania. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 39: 1–8.
  • Delport, W., A.C. Kemp, and J.W.H. Ferguson. 2004. Structure of an African Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus rufirostris and T. e. damarensis) hybrid zone as revealed by morphology, behavior, and breeding biology. Auk 121: 565-586.

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