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Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

Hornbills are large tropical birds known for their enormous, flat bills and monogamous and social behaviors. They currently only reside in Tropical Africa and Asia.

The large bills they are made famous for are actually made of a light and spongy material. Its skeletal helmet is accommodating as well and its neck bones are fused together to support the weight, an uncommon trait among birds. Other unusual traits can be found in this bird species. It's the only known bird with eyelashes!

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Von der decken hornbill

Price: N/A
Name: Art
Posted: 10/18/2018
Phone: (323) 767-6141
Aviary: Quality pet shop
Location: California  
Website: N/A

Hand fed, super tame, 3 different blood line, male and females available $750 each

Silvery cheeked and oriental pied hornbills

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Name: Ryan David Reines
Posted: 10/17/2018
Phone: (305) 332-2385
Aviary: Avian Biodiversity Center
Location: Florida  
Website: www.AvianBiodiversityCenter.com

CB 4 y/o male silvery-cheeked hornbill CB 3 y/o female Oriental pied hornbill Can ship at buyers expense via delta.

Von der decken hornbill

Price: N/A
Name: Art
Posted: 10/4/2018
Phone: (323) 767-6141
Aviary: Quality pet shop
Location: California  
Website: N/A

Hand fed, super tame, 3 different blood line, male and females available $750 each

Hornbills Red billed Jays Guyana Toucanets

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Name: David
Posted: 9/22/2018
Phone: (602) 618-7483
Aviary: AZ birds
Location: arizona  
Website: www.birdproduct.com

African Grey Hornbill 1100 pair African Pied Hornbill 2,000 a pair Black and white Seedeather 110 pair Blue Black Grossbeak trio 1200 trio Fulvous Crested tanager 450 pair Guyana Red Continga 4500 pair Guyana Toucanet 3400 Guyana toucanet female 1600 Green Honey creepers 600 pair ...

Grey Hornbill pair

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Name: Mike
Posted: 9/14/2018
Phone: (971) 506-0208
Aviary: N/A
Location: Oregon  
Website: N/A

Beautiful imported pair of Grey Hornbills! These have been established for several months now and are doing great. Tails are halfway grown in now and feathering looks good. These birds are not flighty at all and the Male will take super worms from your hand. Asking $800.00 for the pair plus ship...


Red Billed Hornbill Pair

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Name: Mike
Posted: 9/14/2018
Phone: (971) 506-0208
Aviary: N/A
Location: Oregon  
Website: N/A

Beautiful imported pair of Red Bill Hornbills! These have been established for several months now and are doing great. Tails are halfway grown in now and feathering looks good. Asking $750.00 for the pair plus shipping. This is well below retail as I am looking to make space for the next shipmen...

Piping Hornbills Bycanistes fistulator Mating PAIR

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Name: Chris Estep
Posted: 9/9/2018
Phone: (760) 672-0127
Aviary: Toucan Jungle
Location: California  
Website: http://www.ToucanJungle.com

10 Years

Piping Hornbills ( Bycanistes fistulator ) Very Rare in the USA, I have one pair. Super bonded pair and even though they are in a very small holding cage they are mating and with her complete approval. This pair is ready to be set up for breeding RIGHT NOW... $3700.00 for this pair. If not sold b...

Priced to sell

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Name: Mike
Posted: 9/5/2018
Phone: (971) 506-0208
Aviary: N/A
Location: Oregon  
Website: N/A

These birds are priced to sell. Need to clear out room for other birds coming in next week. Grey hornbill pair $825.00 pair Red bill hornbill pair $750.00 pair 1.2 black spotted barbets $700.00 for the trio Box/kennel charge is $25.00 Birds ship via delta airlines and are sent collect...

Toucans-Thrushes

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Name: Will Palmer
Posted: 9/4/2018
Phone: (352) 206-5540
Aviary: N/A
Location: Florida  
Website: N/A

-0.1 7 week old red billed toucan $10,500 -0.1 3 week old red billed toucan $10,500 - 3.3 White Crested Laughing Thrush $3,000 pr. Extra males available @ $1,250 -1.0 7 week old Toco Toucan $8,500 -3.3 Oriental Pied Hornbills (all proven for current owner, pictures available of past babies) $15,...

Softbills

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Name: Mike
Posted: 8/30/2018
Phone: (971) 506-0208
Aviary: N/A
Location: Oregon  
Website: N/A

Red Billed Hornbill pair $875.00 pair Grey Hornbill Pair $900.00 pair 1.2 Black Spotted Barbets $895.00 shipped for the 3. (Special) Ready for shipping the end of September. Emerald Toucanet $1700.00 pair Collared Aracari $2000.00 pair I can reserve pairs with 50% deposit via paypal...

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Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

Hornbill Breeding

These birds live within families or multiple families that could include up to hundreds of birds. They nest inside holes of trees, protected from monkeys. After a male has wooed a female bird of its choice with a gift of food, the female will board herself up in the nest within the tree from the inside, and the male will assist imprisoning her from the outside to protect her from potential predators while incubating their brood. During and after incubation the male will bring food and fruit regurgitated to the nest for the female and her chicks up to ten times per hour! The male is capable of bringing 60 different kinds of fruits regurgitated to the nest at one time and 24,000 fruits over the entire period of nesting. From courtship to offspring, the male's main priority is proving he can provide well for his partner. It is because of the life long monogamous relationships between the Hornbills that tribes regard this bird as a symbol of purity and fidelity.

What do Hornbills Eat?

The Hornbills living with multiple families are subject to a system of hierarchy. The smaller species eat a diet mainly consisting of insects and the larger of the species eat mainly fruit. They don't eat too large of kernels and seeds are able to pass through their system without causing any damage. They even eat a poisonous nut from the Strychnine Tree but are safe because they don't crack it during feeding. Although all species mainly eat insects or fruit, they all consume approximately 14% of their diets in animals. They attack their prey with their large bills and use their wings to shield them from any backlash. They will prey on lizards, other birds and their eggs, snails, rodents and other small animals.

How Long do Hornbills Live?

Large Hornbills can live to be 30 years of age. Many tribes in Africa believe that the bird is the messenger of God. In many cultures, the large species of Hornbill's beaks and feathers were a precious material to make things from. The Chinese during the Ming Dynasty called the bill “Ho Ting” and were a prized material worth more than jade or gold because of its ivory-like characteristics. In other places in the world, the bird is not so highly regarded. Farmers kill them before they can smash their beaks into the windows of their structures, thinking that the reflection is that of another bird. Hornbills are very territorial.