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Bycanistes bucinator  

Actual scientific name :   Bycanistes bucinator  
Old scientific name :   Ceratogymna bucinator 
French name :   Calao trompette
English name :   Trumpeter Hornbill
Vernacular name :  
Muka´ka´ (Kilomotwa); ciangola (Kitshok) ; yangayanga (Lunda) ; muka´ka´ (Kibemba) ; muka´ka´ (Kiluba)


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Description :   This big bird has a black-and-white plumage. Head and neck are black, belly and breast are white. In flight, it shows black underwing with white tips to the secondaries and white underwing coverts. The eye is surrounded by red bare skin. Dark bill with a dark casque on top.  
Habitat :   Very common in Katanga, mainly found in gallery forests and arboreal savannahs rich in fruit trees.  
Behaviour :   Its call is a wailing, infantile "waaa-weee-waaa". Often seen in groups of up to tens.  
Diet :   Mainly fruits, sometimes large insects. 
Life history :   In Katanga, nidification takes place from September to December. As for almost all hornbills, the female is walled up in the nest and fed by the male.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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