Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hornbills :: African Gray Hornbill

African Gray Hornbill Tockus nasutus

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): African Grey Hornbill, Grey Hornbill, Gray Hornbill
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Saly, Senegal - Feb 15, 2004 © Alain FossÚ  Saly, Senegal - Feb 15, 2004 © Alain FossÚ  Masai Mara, Kenya - Feb 15, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer 
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W. Africa through n. sub-Saharan Africa to e. and s. tropical Africa. Sw. Arabia.
Two populations;
(1) S. Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, s. Mali along the Niger River, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, s. Niger n. to 17░N, n. Cameroon, s. Chad, Central African Republic, s. Sudan n. to 20░N along the Nile River to Ethiopia, s. Somalia, Uganda s. to Kigezi and n. Kenya s. to Rabai.
(2) Ne. Ethiopia, Eritrea, sw. Saudi Arabia, Yemen.
(3) S. Uganda, se. Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, s. Zaire, Malawi, w. and s. Mozambique, e. and s. Zambia, s. Botswana, Zimbabwe to Angola and e. South Africa (n. Transvaal and n. Natal).
(4) S. Angola to sc. Namibia.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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