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Order Bucerotiformes

The Bucerotiformes are the hornbills. Their distribution ranges from Southern Africa to South-East Asia. Most are tree-dwelling but larger species live terrestrially. They feed on insects, small animals and fruit. Their defining feature is the bizarrely shaped bill, which resembles a cow's horn and is often brightly coloured.

Author: Robert Davis
Last updated: 21/11/05

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