The Yellow-casqued Hornbill
The Yellow-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna elata), also known as the yellow-casqued wattled hornbill, is an impressive species of bird found in the rainforest of coastal regions of West Africa. It is one of the largest birds of the West African forest, with adults weighing up to 4.4 lbs. They live mainly in the forest canopy, rarely feeding on the ground.
The Yellow-casqued Hornbill is an excellent addition to any collection or educational setting. They live in small family groups containing at least one adult male and female, with one or two immature birds, though they sometimes gather in larger flocks to exploit a major food supply such as an ant or termite nest. This species is sure to be a conversation starter and is sure to bring a unique and interesting addition to any collection.