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Any of various birds of the family Bucerotidae of tropical Asia and Africa, having a very large bill often with an enlarged protuberance at the base.


(Animals) any bird of the family Bucerotidae of tropical Africa and Asia, having a very large bill with a basal bony protuberance: order Coraciiformes (kingfishers, etc)



any of various large birds of the family Bucerotidae, of the Old World tropics, having a massive, curved bill, usu. with a horny protuberance.
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Noun1.hornbill - bird of tropical Africa and Asia having a very large bill surmounted by a bony protuberancehornbill - bird of tropical Africa and Asia having a very large bill surmounted by a bony protuberance; related to kingfishers
coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes


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Order Passeriformes was dominating with 57% species followed by Anseriformes (7%), Charadriiformes and Accipitriformes (6%) each, Columbiformes (5%), Galliformes and Falconiformes (4%) each, Pelecaniformes (3%), Coraciiformes and Gruiformes (2%) each, and Bucerotiformes, Apodiformes, Caprimulgiformes, Piciformes, Suliformes and Strigiformes (1%) each.
18) Few tumors have been described in species within the order Bucerotiformes (hornbills), such as a hepatocellular adenoma in a Luzon hornbill (Penelopides manillae) (23) and a squamous cell carcinoma in a great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), (24) but to our knowledge, this is the first report of seminoma in hornbills.
Although birds may present with a variety of vascular conditions, atherosclerosis is the most common vascular disease encountered in birds from various orders (ie, Psittaciformes, Accipitriformes, Falconiformes, Coraciiformes, Bucerotiformes, Struthioniformes, Galliformes, and Columbiformes).