General information on the rhinoceros hornbill
The rhinoceros horn bill lives deep in the lush tropical forests of
Courtship and bonding are extremely important in the horn bills way of life as the female relies solely on the male to provide everything from food to protection as she is incubating and looking after the egg. In the process of bringing up the young the mother creates a nest in a tree trunk and surrounds it by dried up mud with a hole only big enough for her to get out. This clever technique maintains that the horn bills egg is safe from most predators.
Causes for endangerment
Once the babies are fully feathered they are considered old enough to leave the nest and fend for themselves on their own hence ending the long upbringing of the Rhinocerous hornbill.
In recent years the hornbill has been under serious threat from severe habitat loss and in 2006 was classed as endangered by the I.U.C.N red list of endangered species.
Article by R.H.N