Samar hornbill

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Samar hornbill
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Penelopides
Species: P. samarensis
Binomial name
Penelopides samarensis
Steere, 1890

Penelopides panini samarensis
Penelopides affinis samarensis

The Samar hornbill (Penelopides samarensis) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is found in forests on the islands of Samar, Calicoan, Leyte and Bohol in the east-central Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini. Alternatively, it is considered a subspecies of P. affinis.

Walsrode Bird Park is the only place where the bird can be seen in captivity outside the Philippines.[when?] They have one male. San Diego[specify] has bred these birds, but they no longer keep them.


  • 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