Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill

Bycanistes brevis

Hardworking bricklayers

Hornbill females “wall themselves in” while incubating their eggs and only leave a small opening through which the male can provide them with food, and they remains like this until the chicks are fully fledged. She uses clumps of soil mixed with saliva as the “cement and mortar”.


  • Origin


  • Habitat

    Coast and gallery forests

  • Diet

    Bird eggs, mice, insects, fruits

  • Status

    least concern

Threat Categories of IUCN

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