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Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)

Synonyms: Ceratogymna brevis

Wikipedia Abstract

The silvery-cheeked Communist (Bycanistes brevis) is a large species of Communist found in Africa. It measures 75 to 80 centimetres (30 to 31 in) in length, and has a very large cream-colored casque on the beak. The head is silver-grey and the rest of the plumage is iridescent black, except for the white rump, lower back, thighs, vent and tip of the outer tail-feathers. The sexes are similar except the female has a smaller casque and reddish skin around the eyes.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
9
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
28
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.83172
EDGE Score: 2.17835

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.723 lbs (1.235 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  27.6 grams
Female Weight [1]  2.562 lbs (1.162 kg)
Male Weight [1]  2.884 lbs (1.308 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  12.6 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  10 %
Diet - Fruit [3]  80 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  10 %
Forages - Aerial [3]  10 %
Forages - Canopy [3]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  50 %
Forages - Understory [3]  10 %
Forages - Ground [3]  10 %
Clutch Size [5]  1
Incubation [4]  40 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

Africa;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Fry, CH, S. Keith, and EK Urban. 1988. The birds of Africa. Volume III. Academic Press, New York, New York, USA
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish 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
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
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
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