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Category:Bycanistes - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Bycanistes


Large African Hornbills.

  • Black-and-white plumage
  • Males with much larger casque than females

Like the genus Ceratogymna they live in forests and their behaviour is similar to the Asian Hornbills.


Bycanistes is a genus in the Family Bucerotidae.
It is sometimes included in the genus Ceratogymna.

Genus Bycanistes viewedit
B. brevis Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
B. subcylindricus Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
B. cylindricus Brown-cheeked Hornbill
B. albotibialis White-thighed Hornbill
B. bucinator Trumpeter Hornbill
B. fistulator Piping Hornbill


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 2001. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334306

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Pages in category ‘Bycanistes’

The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.