Animals Birds

Animals Birds

Jackson's Hornbill


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Tockus jacksoni
PROFILE:

Similar to other hornbills, Jackson’s hornbills have a unique and nearly predator proof way of raising their offspring. Before she lays her eggs, the female is sealed in a tree cavity by her mate. During this time, he passes her food through a narrow slit.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Bird, Coraciiformes (kingfishers and their relatives)
NATIVE TO:
Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Uganda
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Omnivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - 25 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Pairs; family groups
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