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[Photo] Sunda Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) male. Photo by Aaron Logan. Source: http://www.lightmatter.net/
The Wrinkled Hornbill or Sunda Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) is a medium-sized hornbill which is a resident breeder in Malaysia and Indonesia. It was previously placed in the genus Rhyticeros with the other hornbills that have corrugations on their bills.
The Wrinkled Hornbill is around 70 cm long, and has a very powerful bill that is fused to the skull. It has mainly black plumage, a very colorful head, and a white or yellow tail. The male and female have different head and bill patterns. Males have blue skin around the eyes and bright yellow feathers around the head area and chest, which females do not have.
This is a forest species and eats mainly fruit, such as figs, although it will also eat small animals such as frogs and insects. Wrinkled Hornbills do not drink, but get the water they need from their food. Their call is a harsh "Kak-kak," or a deep "Row-wow" which can be heard for miles.
These birds are monogamous and remain in a pair for life. They use holes found in trees for nests, and the female will plaster over the entrance with mud and droppings, leaving a nesting mother and her chicks only a small hole, too small for them to exit. They are fed exclusively by the male, who regurgitates food for them. After several months, when the chicks are ready, the female will break out of her nest.
Wrinkled Hornbills were first bred in captivity in 1988.
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