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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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The ferocity of their fierce faces was accentuated by the upturned, bristling tiger cat's teeth which protruded from every ear; while the long feathers of the Argus pheasant waving from their war-caps, the brilliant colors of their war-coats trimmed with the black and white feathers of the hornbill, and the strange devices upon their gaudy shields but added to the savagery of their appearance as they danced and howled, menacing and intimidating, in the path of the charging foe.
Joan rode on among the avenues of young cocoanut-palms, saw a hornbill, followed it in its erratic flights to the high forest on the edge of the plantation, heard the cooing of wild pigeons and located them in the deeper woods, followed the fresh trail of a wild pig for a distance, circled back, and took the narrow path for the bungalow that ran through twenty acres of uncleared cane.
At the centre of the new enclosure is an aviary with a mix of bird species perching on an imitation baobab tree and watering hole, including trumpeter hornbills, Madagascar teal and black-crowned night herons.
Others are helmeted hornbills, tortoises and freshwater turtles, sharks and rays, sturgeon and paddlefish.
Among these animals are Asian box turtles, palm civets, reticulated pythons, red cuckoo doves, green imperial pigeons, rufous hornbills, and southern Luzon cloud rats, Andrada said.
When male southern yellow-billed hornbills pant, they're less able to snap up food, Susan Cunningham reported August 18.
With the theme "Go Wild for Life," this year's United Nations' campaign aims to reduce the global demand for illegal wildlife products, with special emphasis on protecting orangutans, sea turtles, pangolins, rosewoods, helmeted hornbills, tigers, elephants, and rhinos.
Celebrities from China, India, Indonesia, Lebanon and Vietnam battling are also on board working to conserve orangutans, tigers, rhinos and helmeted hornbills and calling for citizen support to end the demand that is driving the illegal trade which enriches criminal networks and threatens peace and security around the globe.
The bird frequently visited the release aviary, where it received supplementary feed and where 2 additional male ground hornbills awaited release.
PBCFI), the survey will try to establish the existence of hornbills, which are only endemic to Panay and Negros Islands.
Worldwide, 40 bird species have seen their fortunes decline, with helmeted hornbills in South East Asia, the Australian swift parrot and the chestnut-capped piha in the Central Andes of Colombia all newly listed as critically endangered.
Our hornbills catch food mid flight and our chatty African grey speak English, Chinese and is brushing up on his Arabic.