Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Silver Cheeked Hornbill at Wingham Wildlife Park

Size
Can grow up to 75-80cm long

Habitat and Distribution
Found in the tall evergreen forests of East Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa.

Age
Lifespan is around 50 years.

Diet
Consists mainly of fruits, insects, other birds eggs and centipedes.

Groups and Breeding
They usually live in pairs and sometimes roost in flocks of hundreds of individuals.

They breed in spring (September-October) and lay clutches of 1-3 white eggs, with incubation lasting 40 days, once hatched the young birds remain with both parents for around 80 days.

Threats
The biggest threat is de-forestation.

Interesting facts
The male is larger than the female.