Von der Decken's Hornbill
Tockus deckeni
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Von der Decken' hornbill pairs and families are common throughout Tanzania in arid bush and wooded grassland. The female has a black bill; the male, a multicoloured red-yellow and black bill; and the immature, a dull yellow-orange and black bill (see row 4 above). The left upper photo (Tarangire, 2-17) is courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The other photos were taken in Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ruaha. Click the photo above to see twenty-six enlargements including nests and immatures.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Alex Supady, Paul Oliver, Karine Van der Vurst, Stuart Webb

Last Update this page: 5-21-17