Blyth's Hornbill

The Papuan Hornbill is also known as Blyth's Hornbill. Its local name in Tok Pisin is kokomo. It is a large hornbill species inhabiting the forest canopy in the Wallacea and Melanesia.

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The Blyth's Hornbill is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Blyth's Hornbill, or Kokomo in local language, is a large, approximately 91cm long, hornbill of forest canopy. The male has golden tan colored head, black plumage, reddish brown iris, pale blue orbital skin and white tail. The female generally is an all black bird with white throat and tail. Both sexes of young birds resemble the male. Adults has up to eight folds on pale casque, while the young has none. See more at More

A zoo-keeper feeds a Blyth's hornbill (Aceros plicatus) at Jakarta's Ragunan zoo September 20, 2005. Officials announced that the country's biggest zoo, on the outskirts of Jakarta, had been closed for three weeks after bird flu was found to have infected 19 exotic birds. Source: REUTERS - http://www.reuters. More

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Bucerotidae
Genus : Aceros
Species : plicatus
Authority : (Forster, 1781)