adult male, as told by cask on upper mandible (South Africa; 2007-06-30)


African Grey Hornbill
Tockus nasutus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a drab hornbill of acacia savannas and dry woodlands; like other hornbills, nests in tree cavities, with the female cementing herself inside a hole with mud, leaving only a narrow slit through which the male passes food to her while she incubates the eggs and young.


heavy, decurved bill; long tail with white tip (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

yellow streak on bill; pale stripe above eye (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

ventral view; brown breast; cream-colored belly (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

dorsal view; brown back; scalloping on wings (South Africa; 2007-06-30)