All about the family Bucerotidae. These are the hornbills, key players in the tropical ecosystems of both Africa and Asia.
This episode is all about the family of birds called Bucerotidae. These are the hornbills.
Maybe you’ve heard about hornbills and know a few facts about them. Or maybe you’ve never even heard about these birds. Either way, I think you’ll enjoy today’s podcast episode. These birds are just so cool!
The family Bucerotidae includes several dozen hornbill species. But there’s a second, much smaller avian family that contains birds we also call hornbills. The name of that family is Bucorvidae, the ‘ground-hornbills.’ There are only 2 species of ground-hornbills. I’ll be including them in our conversation today too. Besides, until recently, scientists grouped ground-hornbills into the larger Bucerotidae family.
Hornbill are key players in the tropical ecosystems of both Africa and Asia. There are many fascinating things for us to learn about them.
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