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Bycanistes cylindricus (Brown-cheeked Hornbill)

Synonyms: Ceratogymna cylindricus

Wikipedia Abstract

The brown-cheeked hornbill (Bycanistes cylindricus) is a species of hornbill in the Bucorvidae family. It is found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, plantations, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Bycanistes cylindricus albotibialis (White-thighed Hornbill) (Attributes)
Bycanistes cylindricus cylindricus (Brown-cheeked hornbill)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.69707
EDGE Score: 3.65812


Adult Weight [1]  2.03 lbs (921 g)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  90 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Aerial [2]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  70 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  10 %
Forages - Ground [2]  10 %
Clutch Size [1]  2


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Guinean forests Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Togo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Western Guinean lowland forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo Yes

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Petersianthus macrocarpus[3]
Terminalia superba (superb terminalia)[3]

Range Map



External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Breeding and nest site characteristics of the Black-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna atrata and White-thighed Hornbill Ceratogymna cylindricus in south-central Cameroon, Donald J Stauffer and Thomas B Smith, Ostrich 2004, 75(3): 79–88
4Seed dispersal by Ceratogymna hornbills in the Dja Reserve, Cameroon, KENNETH D. WHITNEY, MARK K. FOGIEL, AARON M. LAMPERTI, KIMBERLY M. HOLBROOK, DONALD J. STAUFFER, BRITTA DENISE HARDESTY, V. THOMAS PARKER and THOMAS B. SMITH, Journal of Tropical Ecology (1998) 14:351–371
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License