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Penelopides exarhatus

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.


Tropical lowland, swamps, and forests

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


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