Birds of the Tropical Rainforest

Birds of the Tropical Rainforest

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rhinoceros Hornbill

The Rhinoceros Hornbill is one of the biggest of the hornbills. Hornbills can live in captivity for up to 35 years. Females have whitish eyes, while the males have orangey-reddish eyes. The Hornbills beak is mainly red while its casque is reddish yellow ( a casque is a helmet like part or process ). The Rhinoceros Hornbill lives in Malay Peninsula, Singapore,Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. These particular hornbills lay their eggs in hollow trees, but the female must first be able to trust her partner before doing so. The male is responsible for bringing the young and the female food while they are in the hollow treeThe rhinoceros hornbill eats fruit, insects, small reptiles, rodents and small birds.

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