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SPECIES INFO

The Palawan Hornbill, Anthracoceros marchei, also known locally as Talusi in Filipino language, is a 70 cm long forest-dwelling hornbill. It is predominantly black with a white tail. Its upper parts have a dark green gloss. Its large bill is creamy-white. The bird emits loud calls like kaaww and kreik-kreik.

The Palawan Hornbill is endemic to Palawan island of the Philippines, but can also be found in nearby islands of Balabac, Busuanga, Calauit, Culion and Coron.

The Palawan Hornbill travels in pairs or in small noisy groups. They have a communal roosting site. It feeds on fruits, insects and small reptiles.





                                     



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