Geographical Range South central and southeastern Africa
Habitat Humid forests, savannas, woodlands
Scientific Name Bycanistes bucinator
Conservation Status Common

Trumpeter hornbills are social birds. Although they commonly live in small groups of three to five animals, they sometimes gather by the dozens to feed and roost. Before settling down at night, they often chase each other and "play" before sleep.

Did You Know?

The female hornbill seals herself in a log as she sits on her egg and raises her chick. Her mate feeds her and the chick through a small slit.