White-crested Hornbill

The White-crested Hornbill , also known as the Long-tailed Hornbill, is a species of hornbill found in humid forests of Central and West Africa. It is monotypic within the genus Tropicranus, but is sometimes included in the genus Tockus instead.

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

The White-crested Hornbill has a large range in Africa across Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda. It is frequent in parts of its range. Although its population is difficult to estimate, it is not thought to be threatened. References - 1. More

White-crested Hornbill (leading to easy confusion with the African Tropicranus albocristatus), is a species of hornbill found in forests in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. It is monotypic within the genus Berenicornis, but rarely the White-crested Hornbill is also included in this genus, whereas the White-crowned Hornbill sometimes is placed in Aceros instead. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - 1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). Aceros comatus. In: IUCN 2008. More

White-crested Hornbill, Ghana, Kakum Forest February 2010 © Chris Townend/ Birdseekers BIRDSEEKERS Highlights on our recent 16 day tour included: Long-tailed Hawk, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Blue-headed Bee-Eater, Brown-cheeked Hornbill, Nimba Flycatcher, Pel's fishing Owl, White-throted Blue Swallow and of course Yellow-headed Picathartes - SEE WEBSITE for our 9 day PICATHARTES SPECIAL tour in NOVEMBER. More

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For the purposes of our bird news services, White-crested Hornbill is classed as Ungraded: species that are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of White-crested Hornbill (1) Kakum NP, Central, Ghana Kakum NP, Central, Ghana03/03/2009 Kakum NP, Central, Ghana 03/03/2009 View all pictures of White-crested Hornbill View all pictures of White-crested Hornbill show section External Links (0) We currently have no external links for this species. More

Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Bucerotidae
Genus : Tropicranus
Species : albocristatus
Authority : (Cassin, 1848)