Bird Families

Noisy Kalao / Bycanistes fistulator

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★ Gray-cheeked kalao

Zeroshiki from calaa - large size up to 70 cm African hornbill to have fun without leaving. plumage is black and white. the beak is very large in size, dark, with a great helmet on. Females are much smaller than males.

Serocee common to have fun without going to the evergreen forests and savannahs of Equatorial Africa, central and western parts of it. monogamous species, nests in tree hollows. females usually lay two eggs. The food is usually figs, fruits, insects and small animals.

A fairly common bird in its range.

Description

Medium to large fruit-eating birds found in the forests and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. All species of this genus have black and white plumage. There is no sexual dimorphism in the color of the plumage, but males have more “horns” than females.

Taxonomy

Previously, they were included in the genus Ceratogymna, but now most experts attribute them to a separate genus.

Recent genetic evidence suggests that Bycanistes are the sister taxon of horned ravens, this clade separated from the rest of the hornbill tree early in their evolution. The Bycanistes are believed to represent the early African branch of the evolutionary tree of this family, while the rest of the hornbills diverged in Asia.

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