Tarictic Hornbill

The adults show sexual dimorphism. The male has a creamy-white head and neck, a white upper chest, a reddish brown lower chest and uppertail-coverts, and a creamy-white buff tail with a broad black tip. The bill and casque are blackish; the former with yellowish ridges. The bare ocular skin is pinkish-white. The tail and bill of the female resemble that of the male, but otherwise the plumage of the female is black, and the ocular skin is blue.

The Tarictic Hornbill is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Their common name, tarictic hornbills, is an onomatopoetic reference to the main call of several of them. They have a ridged plate-like structure on the base of their mandible. All are sexually dimorphic, with males of all except the Sulawesi Tarictic Hornbill being whitish-buff and black, while females of all except the Mindoro Tarictic Hornbill are primarily black. More

The Visayan Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopides panini) is a hornbill found in rainforests on the islands of Panay, Negros, Masbate, and Guimaras, and formerly Ticao, in the Philippines. It formerly included all other Philippine tarictic hornbills as subspecies, in which case the common name of the 'combined species' was shortened to Tarictic Hornbill. More

The Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill (Penelopides affinis affinis) is the nominate subspecies of a hornbill living in the rainforests of Maitum, Sarangani and in many parts of the island of Mindanao, Philippines, with two other subspecies occurring on Samar, Bohol, Leyte and Basilan. Like all hornbills, this bird is distinguished by its bill with a hollow horny "casque" on top of it. This "horn" is mainly made of keratin. More

The Tarictic Hornbill is split into two subspecies: * Visayan Tarictic Hornbill, Penelopides panini panini - Panay, Negros, Masbate and Guimaras * Ticao Tarictic Hornbill, Penelopides panini ticaensis - Ticao (extinct) Measurements - * total length = 650 mm. * wing = 245 - 260 mm. More

The Tarictic hornbill's range follows the limits of the dipterocarp forests found from the lowlands to about 800 m elevation. Some birds may be found in mid- mountain forests of slightly higher elevation but not as frequently as the next species. Its main habitat is the dipterocarp forests. Occasionally it goes to feed on fruiting trees in clearings close to the original forests or on fruiting trees second-growth patches in well-forest areas. More

tarictic hornbills occur only on a few neighboring islands within the Philippine archipelago. A fourth Philippine species, the Mindoro tarictic hornbill (Penelopides mindorensis) is endemic to the small island of Mindoro while the fifth species of the genus, the Sulawesi tarictic hornbill (Penelopides exarhatus) is found only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Several other species are endemic to single islands, including the Sulawesi red-knobbed hornbill (Aceros cassidix), the Sumba hornbill (Rhyticeros everetti), and the Narcondam hornbill (Rhyticeros narcondami). More

The Tarictic Hornbill is rare on Negros and Panay, on the latter island with a few hundred pairs restricted to the western mountains. On Guimaras, located between both islands, the species is extinct due to conversion of native forest into mango plantations. According to IUCN the Writhe-billed Hornbill is actually critically endangered, with some 100 pairs on Panay. Both species are confined to primary rainforests and breed in the cavities of old giant trees. More

tarictic hornbill found in negros tzuchiyouth — 20 juillet 2006 — a short video footage of the tarictic hornbill found in negrosCatégorie : Animaux Tags :Hornbill Chargement… J'aime Enregistrer dans Partager E-mail Skyrock Facebook Twitter MySpace Live Spaces Blogger orkut Buzz reddit Digg Chargement… Connectez-vous ou inscrivez-vous dès maintenant ! Publier un commentaire Répondre Chargement… Résultats pour : Chargement… File d'attente (0) More

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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Bucerotidae
Genus : Penelopides
Species : panini
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)