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Red-billed Hornbill, Tockus erythrorhynchus at Borakalalo National Park, South Africa (9822585154).jpg
A female southern red-billed hornbill
Call of a northern red-billed hornbill
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Tockus
Lesson, 1830

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Tockus is a genus of birds in the hornbill family, Bucerotidae, which are native to Africa.


Hornbills in the genus Tockus are small sized African birds with triangular shaped curved bills. They can be found in tropical and sub-tropical African grasslands, forests and savannahs. They all have long tail feathers which are black on the exterior and white on the interior.



  • Gordon Lindsay Maclean - Robert's Birds of South Africa, 6th Edition