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Woodhoopoe Research Project, FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town. P.O. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape 7700 South Africa. Phone: +27 (0)21 650-3290. Fax: +27-21-650-3295. E-mail: [email protected] Web site: <http://www.fitztitute>


Coraciiformes Taxon Advisory Group. <http://www>.

Alan C. Kemp, PhD

Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Suborder Bucerotes Family Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

Thumbnail description

Medium to large-sized, stocky, highly vocal birds with long, slightly decurved bills topped by casques of various shapes, sizes, and colors


Number of genera, species

14 genera; 54 species


Forest, woodlands, and savanna Conservation status

Endangered: 2 species; Critically Endangered: 2 species; Vulnerable: 5 species; Near Threatened: 12 species

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