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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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Toucans and hornbills

Price: N/A
Name: Huong
Posted: 12/14/2017
Phone: (619) 541-2903
Aviary: N/A
Location: California  
Website: N/A

Toco toucan $23k a pair 3 years old; curl crested aracaries $7500 a pair 4 and 5 years old; collared aracaries 2 years old $2200 pair; African pied hornbills $2000 pair; redbilled hornbilled $550 a pair.

Handfed Von der Decken Hornbill Female

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Name: Richard Revis
Posted: 12/10/2017
Phone: (413) 772-9497
Aviary: NA
Location: Tennessee  
Website: http://www.toucanalley.com

Newly weaned and ready to go to new home. Located in Middle Tennessee but nationwide shipping available. Please call or text for more info.

silvery cheeked hornbill pair

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Name: don nc
Posted: 12/6/2017
Phone: (919) 641-8996
Aviary: N/A
Location: North Carolina  
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young  silvery cheeked hornbill pair  in great shape very large birds ,can ship united or  delta pls call 919 641 8996 

white edge myna pair rare

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Name: don nc
Posted: 11/3/2017
Phone: (919) 641-8996
Aviary: N/A
Location: North Carolina  
Website: N/A

proven pair of  white edge mynah  asking $3500 can ship united/delta or USPS pls call 919 641 8996 wanted and willing to trade looking for indian hill mynahs, any type of hornbills ,any asian bird species

rare red eyed albino fallow hill myna female

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Name: don nc
Posted: 11/3/2017
Phone: (919) 641-8996
Aviary: N/A
Location: North Carolina  
Website: N/A

rare red eye mocha color  albino/fallow   hill mynah  female asking $2500 obo can ship united/delta or usps  pls call 919 641 8996 wanted and willing to trade looking for indian hill mynahs, any type of hornbills ,any asian bird species


black collared mynah pair very rare

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Name: don nc
Posted: 11/3/2017
Phone: (919) 641-8996
Aviary: N/A
Location: North Carolina  
Website: N/A

Black  collard mynah  pair asking $3500obo  and  i have a extra  male $1600 all are 2016 birds ,can ship united/delta or usps  pls call 919 641 8996 wanted and willing to trade looking for indian hill mynahs, any type of hornbills ,any asian bird species

grey headed mynah pair rare

Price: N/A
Name: don nc
Posted: 11/3/2017
Phone: (919) 641-8996
Aviary: N/A
Location: North Carolina  
Website: N/A

proven grey headed mynah pair  for sale can ship united /delta or usps **** looking for Indian hill mynah or java hill mynahs will pay more than the going price pls call 919 641 8996 **** wanted and willing to trade looking for indian hill mynahs, any type of hornbills ,any asian bird species...

vinous breasted mynah X indian mynah

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Name: don nc
Posted: 11/3/2017
Phone: (919) 641-8996
Aviary: N/A
Location: North Carolina  
Website: N/A

2pairs of Vinous-breasted(females ) x common mynah (males) both are proven pairs asking $1400 each pair pls call 919 641 8996 wanted and willing to trade looking for indian hill mynahs, any type of hornbills ,any asian bird species

Red Bill African Hornbill female

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Name: Christopher Lepine
Posted: 10/15/2017
Phone: N/A
Aviary: N/A
Location: Arkansas  
Website: N/A

For Sale: female Red Bill African Hornbill.  Captive hatched, 3 years old. Not a pet. Pictures available via email, but unable to upload to ad. Great feeder on Mizuri softbill diet, mealworms, fruits, etc. Pick up in Arkansas or shipping available for $150 via airlines. Price is $750


Hornbill Trumpeter Male Proven

Price: N/A
Name: Roger Kenny
Posted: 10/3/2017
Phone: (352) 428-6114
Aviary: Apsley Manor Aviary
Location: Florida  
Website: N/A

Perfect shape, aprox 12 years old


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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.