Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill


Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill

Taxobox
name = Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill


status = LC | status_system = IUCN3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Coraciiformes
familia = Bucerotidae
genus = "Penelopides"
species = "P. affinis"
binomial = "Penelopides affinis"
binomial_authority = Tweeddale, 1877
synonyms = "Penelopides panini affinis"

The Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill ("Penelopides affinis"), sometimes shortened to Mindanao Hornbill, is a medium-small species of hornbill found in the canopy of rainforests on Mindanao, Dinagat, Siargao and Basilan in the southern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of "P. panini". Additionally, the Samar Tarictic Hornbill is often included as a subspecies of the Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill.

Subspecies

There are two subspecies:

* "P. a. affinis" (nominate). Found on the islands of Mindanao, Dinagat and Siargao.
* "P. affinis basilanica". Found on the island of Basilan.

Behavior

It is social and often seen in pairs of small groups. These birds are noisy and emit an incessant sound that sounds like "ta-rik-tik", hence the name. Despite their noise they are difficult to find, being well camouflaged by the dense foliage.

Diet

The principal food of Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill is fruit. It also eats insects, beetles, ants and earthworms (rarely).

References

* Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
* [http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/species/index.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=961&m=0 BirdLife Species Factsheet]
* 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


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