Buceros bicornis or Great Hornbill is a species of hornbill in the family Bucerotidae.
Buceros bicornis or Great Hornbill’s most distinctive feature of the hornbill is the bright yellow and black casque on top of its massive bill. The back of the casque is reddish in females, while the underside of the front and back of the casque is black in males. The commissure of the beak is black and has a serrated edge that becomes worn with age.
Buceros or Great hornbills are social birds that live in small groups of 2-40 individuals. They are usually seen in small parties, with larger groups sometimes aggregating at fruit trees.
Buceros bicornis or Great hornbills are monogamous and form long-lasting pair bonds. During the breeding season which takes place from January to April, these birds become very vocal. They make loud duets, beginning with a loud “kok” given about once a second by the male, to which the female joins in. The pair then calls in unison, turning into a rapid mixture of roars and barks.
The female Buceros bicornis builds a nest in the hollow of a large tree trunk, sealing the opening with a plaster made up mainly of feces and leaves.
She remains in the nest, relying on the male to bring her food, until the chicks are half-developed. During this period the female undergoes a complete molt.
We offer nine hornbill skulls in both male and female. They are the African Grey, Black-Casqued Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Helmeted Hornbill, White-Thighed Hornbill, and the Yellow-Casqued Hornbill.
Buceros bicornis or Great Hornbill Skull Replica measures 11.6 inches. Great Hornbill Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast, made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw).