Body:55-60 cm.
Wingspan:23-36 cm.
Bill:Males 19 cm.
Females 16 cm.
Weight:Males 600-1,050 g.
Females 875 g.




The oriental pied hornbill is a medium size bird with a head-to-tail length of 55-60 cm and a wingspan of 23-36 cm. The bill measures 19 cm for males and 16 cm for females. They can weigh between 600 g and 1,050 g, averaging 900 g for males and 875 g for females. The plumage of the head, neck, back, wings and upper breast is black with a slight green. The tail is black with white tips on all the feathers except the central feathers. The plumage of lower breast, belly, thighs, under-wing and all the tips of the wings is white. Males and females are similar in coloration. Males can be distinguished from females by their larger body size, yellow bill which has black base and bright red eyes. They are listed as ‘Least Concern’ by IUCN Red List.

Did you know...?

…that they are very noisy and often call with squeals and chuckles; mostly their call is a cackling kek-kek-kek-kek?