Range and habitat: The Rhinoceros hornbill live in dense lowland evergreen and hill dipterocarp forests. They're
occasionally found up to 3937’ (1200 m). They are native to the canopy
of forests throughout Peninsula Malaysia, Sumatra, Kalimantan
Natural diet: Rhinoceros hornbills eat fruit and also hunt
for small vertebrates and large arthropods.
Size / weight range: Adult hornbills are 110-127 cm (43-50
in) long, and they weigh 2-3 kg (4.4-6.6 lbs).
Interesting facts: In the
adult male the bare circumorbital skin is black; the eyes are red. •The
adult female is the same overall coloration as the male, but smaller and
the casque is without black marks; the circumorbital skin is red-orange
with black eyelids forming rings around the eyes; the eyes are white.
This species is monogamous, possibly with helpers at times. Hornbills
display by jerking their head upwards with each note when calling, and
then raising their bill skywards.