Oriental Pied Hornbill

About the Oriental Pied Hornbill

The Oriental Pied Hornbill is a large species of hornbill that has a native range reaching from the Indian Subcontinent across southeast Asia to Vietnam and Malaysia.

Oriental Pied Hornbills live in subtropical or tropical forest habitat. They dine on fruit and small animals including frogs, lizards, and large insects.

The plumage of an Oriental Pied Hornbill is predominantly black and white. The bird is most easily recognized by its extremely large, light-colored bill.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 13 October 2012
Scientific Name
Anthracoceros albirostris
  • Coraciiformes
  • Bucerotidae
  • Anthracoceros
  • A. albirostris
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 5 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
21.6 to 23.6 inches
9 to 14 inches

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 冠斑犀鸟
Czech (Cesky) zoborožec bělolící
Danish (Dansk) Broget Næsehornsfugl
Dutch (Nederlands) Bonte Neushoornvogel
Finnish (Suomi) intiansarvinokka
French (Français) Calao pie
German (Deutsch) Orienthornvogel
Italian (Italiano) Bucero bianco e nero orientale
Japanese (日本語) キタカササギサイチョウ (kitakasasagisaichou)
Norwegian (Norsk) Orienthornfugl
Polish (Polski) dzioborozec orientalny
Russian (русский язык) Индийская птица-носорог
Spanish (Español) Cálao Claro Oriental
Swedish (Svenska) Orienthornkorp
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