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Yellowbilled Hornbill

Tockus flavirostris


A medium sized Hornbill with yellow-orange to chrome yellow bill with black cutting edges and gonys; yellow iris with dark pink skin around eye and on gular; black legs and feet.


Bushveld, arid thornveld, woodland, savanna.


Forages mainly on ground (runs well) but also in trees. Eats insects, rodents, scorpions, centipedes, solifiguds, fruit and seeds. Tempted him to approach with a trail of breadcrumbs on a viewing platform in Hwange Game Park.

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Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

Spotted on Sep 14, 1987
Submitted on May 14, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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