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The Rhinoceros Hornbill is actually much bigger than you might expect! They can get up to 3 feet long and weigh upwards of 6 pounds. That bright, prominent golden-yellow horn on the top of its beak is called a casque. It's a hollow structure made up a keratin and acts as a resonating chamber that amplifies the bird's calls.

This beautiful bird is near threatened due to hunting (for food, traditional medicines, and costumes) and habitat loss. They're likely to be endangered in the near future.

Sources:

https://www.worldlandtrust.org/species/birds/rhinoceros-hornbill/

https://www.zoonewengland.org/stone-zoo/our-animals/birds/rhinoceros-hornbill/

Bird Facts

Hornbills eat mostly fruits, but will occasionally eat insects and small animals.

(Source: https://www.zoonewengland.org/stone-zoo/our-animals/birds/rhinoceros-hornbill/)

The female hornbills lay their eggs in a

Ducklings remain in their nest until the morning after hatching. Once they hatch, they cling to the captivity entrance with their sharp claws and brace with their tails. They jump to the ground and the female Wood Ducks tend to the young for about 5-6 weeks. The young are capable of flight at about 8-9 weeks.

(Source: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/wood-duck)

Males pose in such a way that shows off their colorful plumage.

Nest sites are in large tree captivities near water, up to 65 ft. above ground. Or they are in man-made nest boxes provided around a body of water.

(Source: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/wood-duck)

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