Often described as the flying banana and it’s his diagnostic yellow bill that sets him apart from the rest

The male southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) has a casque above and a long yellow decurved beak.

They have exposed red skin around and beneath their eyes, as well as at the base of their bill.

Often described as the flying banana and it’s his diagnostic yellow bill that sets him apart from the rest

Their pupils are yellow. They have a dark gray brow and gray hair from the center of the crown to the nape.

The sides of the head are whitish. Dark gray legs and feet are short and strong.

The upper parts are all black, with white scales on the wings.

The rump, back, and long tail are all black. Grayish brown flight feathers with white edges.

The underparts are lighter. The neck is white with dark gray spots, and the upper breast is slightly streaked black.

Often described as the flying banana and it’s his diagnostic yellow bill that sets him apart from the rest

Females can be distinguished from males by the absence of the casque on the beak.

One such bird is pervasive to and managed to find in Southern Africa.

Yellow-billed Hornbill prefers dry thorn areas, deciduous pine forests, and scrubs, where it can be seen trying to jump on the ground quite heavily.

It can be very tame in parks and sanctuaries, and it is often encountered along roads.

Often described as the flying banana and it’s his diagnostic yellow bill that sets him apart from the rest

Yellow-billed Insects, rodents, fruits, but instead seeds, as well as snakes, iguanas, and scorpions, are favorites of the Hornbill.

These birds make their nests in holes in trees that are lined with dry vegetation and leaves.

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