Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Von der Decken’s Hornbill

VON DER DECKEN’S HORNBILL

Tockus deckeni

The Von der Decken’s Hornbill in native to the African countries of Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania and lives in habitats including bush, scrubland and savannah.

They are named after the German Explorer Baron Karl Klaus Von der Decken, who wrote a lot about the species when exploring Africa.

As omnivores (eat both plants and animals), they eat insects, fruit, seeds and occasionally small rodents.

Lifespan – 10-20 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern

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