The Great Hornbill
The Great Hornbill is the heaviest, but not the longest, Asian hornbill. The most prominent feature of the hornbill is the bright yellow and black casque on top of its massive bill. The Great Hornbill will pair for life. Very few hornbills are held in captivity and few of them breed well. Due to habitat lost and hunting in some areas, the Great Hornbill is evaluated as ‘Near Threatened’.
Diet: In the wild, the Great Hornbill’s diet consists mainly of fruit. They obtain the water that they need entirely from their diet of fruits. They will also eat small mammals, birds, small reptiles and insects.
Distribution: This species is found in South and Southeast Asia.
Habitat: Their habitat is dense old growth (unlogged) forests in hilly regions.