Piping hornbill

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Piping hornbill
Piping Hornbill RWD1.jpg
At Birds of Eden aviary, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae/Bucorvidae
Genus: Bycanistes
Species: B. fistulator
Binomial name
Bycanistes fistulator
(Cassin, 1852)
At Guinate Tropical Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

The piping hornbill (Bycanistes fistulator) is a bird in the hornbill family. This black-and-white species is found in humid forest and second growth in Central and West Africa, ranging from Senegal east to Uganda and south to Angola. At about 50 centimetres (20 in) in length, it is the smallest member of the genus Bycanistes.


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