Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Blyth's Hornbill

Aceros plicatus (syn: Rhyticeros plicatus)


These large birds have a striking sexual dimorphism, the males featuring a buff colored head and neck (photo 1), the females being almost entirely black (photo2).


Spotted at the zoo "Ouwehands Dierenpark", Rhenen, the Netherlands.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Beautiful shots!

EmilieChich 11 years ago

Thanks Sachin and S Frazier.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Also known as the "Papuan hornbill". I at least "hear" these flying -- a great whoosing sound from their wing beats -- even if I don't see them, every time I go to the field. When I do see them above the trees, they are almost always in pairs ( a male and a female), but I have seen up to 8 flying together. :-)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago


Spotted by

Utrecht, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 16, 2009
Submitted on Dec 22, 2012

Related Spottings

Calau-da-papuásia or Calau-de-blyth Wrinkled Hornbill Wrinkled Hornbill Rufous-necked Hornbill

Nearby Spottings

Six-spot burnet western clubtail Greasy Bracket/Appelboomkaaszwam Autralian spotted jellyfish


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team