|Geographical Range||Southeastern Asia|
|Scientific Name||Buceros rhinoceros|
|Conservation Status||Near threatened|
This giant hornbill was revered by ancient people as a "god of war." Today it hops through the tropical jungle canopy looking for ripe fruit to eat. Hornbills usually live in pairs, but sometimes groups will congregate in a tree to eat. They make nests in trunks of large trees.
Did You Know?
This bird's golden-yellow horn (called a casque) is thought to act as a "resonating chamber," amplifying the animal's nasal calls. The casque may look heavy and cumbersome, but it's actually very light. It's made up of thin, hollow cells supported by tiny, hollow bones.