The Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus flavirostris), also known as the Northern Yellow-billed Hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the family Bucerotidae. It is found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. It resembles the southern yellow-billed hornbill, but has blackish (not pinkish) skin around the eyes.
This hornbill prefers dry and semi-arid areas like forests, savannahs, and shrublands. They stay away from coastal areas as well as the wetter highlands. The female hornbill lays three to four eggs inside a sealed cavity in a tree. The eggs are incubated for roughly twenty-five days. The newly hatched chicks are mature in about forty-five days.
The Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill forage for seeds, small insects, spiders and scorpions on the ground.
Predators: Crowned eagles, leopards, and chimpanzees.
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