Red-billed Hornbill

Red-billed Hornbill, © Michael Plagens

Large bird with an over-sized bill. Bill red and yellow without white tip. Notice white spots on the wing covers. Bold and inquisitive.

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Jackson's Hornbill

Jackson's Hornbill, © Michael Plagens

Large bird with an over-sized bill. Bill red and yellow with white tip. Notice white spots on the wing covers.

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Hemprich's Hornbill

Hemprich's Hornbil, © Michael Plagens

Hornbill of semi-arid areas and with largely white belly and under-tail covers. Chest is black.

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Black-and-White-Casqued Hornbill

Black-and-White-Casqued Hornbil, © Michael Plagens

Very large black and white with a big crest on the top of the over-sized bill. Moist forest areas in western Kenya.

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Crowned Hornbill

Crowned Hornbil, © Michael Plagens

Black chest, white belly and long tail. The red bill has a raised crest on the dorsum. Southern Kenya and Tanzania.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Page created 26 February 2014,
updated 21 Dec. 2016.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya. I am a novice exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn about them I am teaching myself. If I make errors I expect that a kind person will let me know so that I can make corrections.