Rhinoceros Hornbill Buceros rhinoceros

Rhinoceros Hornbill male
Rhinoceros Hornbill
The Rhinoceros Hornbill is native to Southeast Asia.
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Rhinoceros Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill
The male (above) has a striking bill and enormous casque of yellow with red patches. He also has red irises.
Rhinoceros Hornbill female
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill female
The female (above) is slightly smaller and also has a disproportionately large yellow casque over a yellow and white bill. She has light irises with pink eyeliner.
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill
Rhinoceros Hornbill male feeding female on nest
Like other Hornbills, the female nests in a tree trunk and she and the male block most of the hole with mud, wood and poop, leaving a small gap for him to feed her and later also the chicks. He defends the nest territory and brings food while she incubates and raises the young (photos of nest at Walsrode Birdpark). They unblock the hole for the chicks to fledge.