Sulu Hornbill

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Sulu Hornbill is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Sulu Hornbill or Montano's Hornbill (Anthracoceros montani) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Anthracoceros montani. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

The Sulu hornbill's tiny population is limited to one island in the Philippines (Tawitawi), and military activity makes conservation difficult. Other threats for hornbills include introduced species such as feral goats, which are preventing forest regeneration by eating new growth. Some hornbill species are in danger of becoming target practice for hunters or being captured for the exotic pet trade. Many hornbills are killed for their casques, which are used for carvings and traditional medicines. More

The Sulu hornbill (Anthracoceros montani) is one of the most threatened animal species in the Philippines. Currently it has a tiny population exclusive to Sulu Island in Mindanao. This bird inhabits primary dipterocarp forests, mostly on the slopes of mountains. Their diet consists mostly of fruits, insects, and small lizards. Migration patterns are not observed, and they are confined to the island during food hunting. More

and the only IBA where Blue-winged Racquet-tail and Sulu Hornbill have recently been recorded. The relatively large population of Philippine Cockatoo on Tawi-tawi is also vital for the survival of this critically endangered species. The Sulu archipelago endemic Black-billed Hanging-parrot Loriculus (philippensis) bonapartei, which has recently been treated by some ornithologists as a full species, has its largest known population on Tawi-tawi. A reef between Tandubas and Sikubong that becomes very shallow at low tide appears to be important for herons and shorebirds. More

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Bucerotidae
Genus : Anthracoceros
Species : montani
Authority : (Oustalet, 1880)