Hornbills are diurnal, generally travelling in pairs or small family groups. Larger flocks sometimes form outside the breeding season. The largest assemblies of hornbills form at some roosting sites, where as many as 2400 individual birds may be found.
Hornbills show considerable variation in size, ranging from the black dwarf hornbill (Tockus hartlaubi), at 102 grams (3.6 oz) and 30 cm (1 ft), to the southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri), at up to 6.2 kg (14 lb) and 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in). Males are always bigger than the females, though the extent to which this is true varies according to species.
The most distinctive feature of the hornbills is the heavy bill, supported by powerful neck muscles as well as by the fused vertebrae. The large bill assists in fighting, constructing the nest, and catching prey.
Hornbills on this Wiki
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Appearances in Fanfiction
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- The Lion Guard: Visiting The Outlands
- The Lion Guard: Finally Reunited
- The Lion Guard: Simba's Decision
- The Lion Guard: Marigold's Wish
- The Lion Guard: A Sister's Promise
- The Lion Guard: Defending The Pridelands
- The Lion Guard: An Unfortunate Event
- The Lion Guard: A Celebration to Remember
- The Lion Guard: Another Kupatana Celebration
- The Lion Guard: Zazu's Devotion
- The Lion Guard: Zazu's Love
- The Lion Guard: Reuniting with Zuzu
- The Lion Guard: Simba's Presentation
- The Lion Guard: The Savannah Summit
- The Dark Roar Rises
- The Dark Roar Returns
- A Great Calling
- Return To Pride Rock
- The Lion King: The Legend of Simba
- The Lion Guard: The Legend Begins Anew
- The Lion Guard: The Good Jackal
- Like Water and Rain
- The Lion King IV: Subira's Beginning
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