Scientific Name: Tockus erythrorhynchus. Common Names: Red-billed Hornbill, Rotschnabeltoko, Rooi-bek neus-horing vöel.
Distribution: Southern Africa including Namibia.
Difference in Sex:
Average Weight of Adult male:
Habitat: Savannah especially mopane woodland
Main feeding time: During day-light hours.
Breeding: Make nests in hollow tree trunks.
Number of young at birth: 2 to 3 eggs. With the strongest chick killing the weaker ones.
Diet: Insects, seeds, scorpions and bird eggs and very young birds.
Enemies: Bigger birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles
Interesting facts: Many Namibian people believe that rain comes when the hornbill's start to call early mornings.
Credits: Christian Fourie.