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Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

Hornbills are large tropical birds known for their enormous, flat bills and monogamous and social behaviors. They currently only reside in Tropical Africa and Asia.

The large bills they are made famous for are actually made of a light and spongy material. Its skeletal helmet is accommodating as well and its neck bones are fused together to support the weight, an uncommon trait among birds. Other unusual traits can be found in this bird species. It's the only known bird with eyelashes!

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Von der decken hornbill

Price: N/A
Name: Art
Posted: 10/20/2017
Phone: (323) 767-6141
Aviary: Quality pet shop
Location: California  
Website: N/A

1male 1 females baby's  $700 each


Red Bill African Hornbill female

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Name: Christopher Lepine
Posted: 10/15/2017
Phone: N/A
Aviary: N/A
Location: Arkansas  
Website: N/A

For Sale: female Red Bill African Hornbill.  Captive hatched, 3 years old. Not a pet. Pictures available via email, but unable to upload to ad. Great feeder on Mizuri softbill diet, mealworms, fruits, etc. Pick up in Arkansas or shipping available for $150 via airlines. Price is $750


Von der decken hornbill

Price: N/A
Name: Art
Posted: 10/5/2017
Phone: (323) 767-6141
Aviary: Quality pet shop
Location: California  
Website: N/A

Hand fed babys, 1male 1 female baby's  $700 each


Hornbill Trumpeter Male Proven

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Name: Roger Kenny
Posted: 10/3/2017
Phone: (352) 428-6114
Aviary: Apsley Manor Aviary
Location: Florida  
Website: N/A

Perfect shape, aprox 12 years old


Red Bill African Hornbill female

Price: N/A
Name: Christopher Lepine
Posted: 9/25/2017
Phone: N/A
Aviary: N/A
Location: Arkansas  
Website: N/A

For Sale: female Red Bill African Hornbill.  Captive hatched, 3 years old. Not a pet. Pictures available via email, but unable to upload to ad. Great feeder on Mizuri softbill diet, mealworms, fruits, etc. Pick up in Arkansas or shipping available for $150 via airlines. Price is $800



Hornbills and More

Price: N/A
Name: Brandon
Posted: 8/21/2017
Phone: (619) 944-7356
Aviary: Cockatiels Plus / Aves Unlimited
Location: California  
Website: N/A

Hello: Currently have the following available - display or breeder birds: Red Bill Hornbills - $500 Pied Hornbills - $1050 Pied Crows (NO CA SALES) - $1100 Red Head Parrot Finch - $230 Bearded Barbets - $325

Hornbills

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Name: David
Posted: 8/16/2017
Phone: (602) 618-7483
Aviary: azbirds
Location: arizona  
Website: www.birdproduct.com

Red Billed Hornbills 850 a a pair White crested Hornbills for 2400 a pair Grey hornbills for 850 a pair Long tailed Glossy Starlings 225 ea Strawberry finch 90 ea Amethyst Starlings 200 ea Emerald Starlings 200 ea Song Sparrows 50 ea Parva gold finch 75 ea Austrian gold finch 65 ea...

Trumpeter Hornbill, Hand Fed Baby Male

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Name: Chris Estep
Posted: 8/16/2017
Phone: (760) 672-0127
Aviary: Toucan Jungle
Location: California  
Website: www.Toucanjungle.com

Hand fed male Trumpeter Hornbill $1600.00, Hand fed from 2 weeks old. I gently groom each one's neck after feeding so they are very bonded to human touch. Only the one on the far right is not spoken for as of 8/16/17 11:00 am.. Most bird shows want hens to avoid aggressive male behaviours in flying...

Von Der Decken's hornbill babies

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Name: Steve
Posted: 7/30/2017
Phone: N/A
Aviary: N/A
Location: Texas  
Website: N/A

Handfed Von Der Decken's hornbill babies 11 weeks old Very tame, eating on their own. $750/ea Trades considered, shipping available, USA sales only Email for any additional info Pcrzoofari@hotmail.com

Hand feed von der decken's hornbill babi

Price: N/A
Name: Alex Cordero
Posted: 7/29/2017
Phone: (973) 944-0722
Aviary: Dojea's Gallery
Location: New Jersey  
Website: dojeasgallery.wix.com/parrots

Hand feed von der decken's hornbill babies for sale. If interested or have any questions please feel free and call 973-944-0722. phone calls from 9 am to 8 pm eastern standard time $950.00 Thank You: Alex Shipping is available(if needed)--U.S only

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Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

Hornbill Breeding

These birds live within families or multiple families that could include up to hundreds of birds. They nest inside holes of trees, protected from monkeys. After a male has wooed a female bird of its choice with a gift of food, the female will board herself up in the nest within the tree from the inside, and the male will assist imprisoning her from the outside to protect her from potential predators while incubating their brood. During and after incubation the male will bring food and fruit regurgitated to the nest for the female and her chicks up to ten times per hour! The male is capable of bringing 60 different kinds of fruits regurgitated to the nest at one time and 24,000 fruits over the entire period of nesting. From courtship to offspring, the male's main priority is proving he can provide well for his partner. It is because of the life long monogamous relationships between the Hornbills that tribes regard this bird as a symbol of purity and fidelity.

What do Hornbills Eat?

The Hornbills living with multiple families are subject to a system of hierarchy. The smaller species eat a diet mainly consisting of insects and the larger of the species eat mainly fruit. They don't eat too large of kernels and seeds are able to pass through their system without causing any damage. They even eat a poisonous nut from the Strychnine Tree but are safe because they don't crack it during feeding. Although all species mainly eat insects or fruit, they all consume approximately 14% of their diets in animals. They attack their prey with their large bills and use their wings to shield them from any backlash. They will prey on lizards, other birds and their eggs, snails, rodents and other small animals.

How Long do Hornbills Live?

Large Hornbills can live to be 30 years of age. Many tribes in Africa believe that the bird is the messenger of God. In many cultures, the large species of Hornbill's beaks and feathers were a precious material to make things from. The Chinese during the Ming Dynasty called the bill “Ho Ting” and were a prized material worth more than jade or gold because of its ivory-like characteristics. In other places in the world, the bird is not so highly regarded. Farmers kill them before they can smash their beaks into the windows of their structures, thinking that the reflection is that of another bird. Hornbills are very territorial.