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SULAWESI TARICTIC HORNBILL

Penelopides exarhatus


Range:
Indonesia (Sulawesi, Buton, and Muna Island)

The Sulawesi Tarictic Hornbill is endemic to Indonesia. Males have yellow faces, black bodies, and a yellow/black horn bill. Females are all black with a darker bill. This is a social species and they are believed to live in groups of up to 20. Breeding is done cooperatively: males provide food for females as they incubate the eggs, while other birds in the group protect the nesting mothers and the fledglings from predators after they hatch.




Habitat:

Tropical lowland, swamps, and forests

Diet: Fruit, figs, and insects
Status: Vulnerable (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 53 cm
Lifespan:  
Reproduction & Offspring: Lay 2 eggs at a time. 16-19 day incubation period.

 

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