Ceratogymna

Ceratogymna
Ceratogymna atrata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Ceratogymna
Bonaparte, 1854
Species

2, see text.

Ceratogymna is a genus of large, primarily frugivorous hornbills (family Bucerotidae) found in the humid forests of Central and West Africa. They are sexually dimorphic, with males being overall black, while females have brown heads and a smaller casque.[1] Unlike the members of the genus Bycanistes, the two species in the genus Ceratogymna have extensive, primarily blue, bare facial skin and dewlap, and the only white in their plumage is in the tail (although the Yellow-casqued Wattled Hornbill also has slight whitish speckling on the neck).

Species

The members of the genus Bycanistes have been included in this genus, but today most authorities consider the two separate.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Kemp, A. C. (2001). Family Bucerotidae (Hornbills). Pp. 436-523 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Sargatal, J. eds. (2001). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 6. Mousebirds to Hornbills. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-30-X

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ceratogymna — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Ceratogymna Cálao de casco blanco y negro …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ceratogymna — Ceratogymna …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ceratogymna — Ceratogymna …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ceratogymna — šalminiai ragasnapiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ceratogymna angl. casquet hornbill rus. шлемоносный калао, m pranc. calao à casque, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – jaučiaragiai siauresnis terminas – geltonasis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Ceratogymna atrata — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Cálao de casco negro Hembra (izquierda) y macho …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ceratogymna subcylindrica — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Cálao de casco blanco y negro Est …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ceratogymna brevis — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Cálao de mejillas plateadas Estado de conservación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ceratogymna bucinator — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Cálao trompetero Estado de conservación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ceratogymna atrata — Calao à casque noir Calao à casque noir …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ceratogymna elata — Calao à casque jaune Calao à casque jaune …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.