|T. a. albocristatus at Central Park Zoo, USA|
W.L. Sclater, 1922
The white-crested hornbill (Tropicranus albocristatus), also known as the long-tailed hornbill, is a species of hornbill (family Bucerotidae) found in humid forests of Central and West Africa. It is monotypic within the genus Tropicranus, but is sometimes included in the genus Tockus instead.
- Tropicranus albocristatus albocristatus (Cassin, 1848) – Guinea to the Ivory Coast.
- Tropicranus albocristatus cassini (Finsch, 1903) – from Nigeria east to Uganda and south to Angola.
- Tropicranus albocristatus macrourus (Bonaparte, 1850) – Ivory Coast and Ghana.
The white-crested hornbill has a large range in Africa, occurring in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, the DRC, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda. It is frequent in parts of its range. Although its population is difficult to estimate, it is not thought to be threatened.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Tropicranus albocristatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- "Zoological Nomenclature Resource: Bucerotiformes (Version 9.004)". www.zoonomen.net. 2008-07-05.
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