Central and Eastern parts of Canada and the United States
The forest has a friend. The Palawan hornbill fulfills that role beautifully thanks to its dining habits. It gathers fruits in a gular pouch, then processes and spits out seed where they are able to thrive, away from the competing parent tree. Living in pairs or small groups, the hornbill nests in large trees and ranges from the undergrowth to canopy. But trees are in shorter and shorter supply these days—three islands in the hornbill's range are now largely deforested. With the forest disappearing, poaching persisting and eggs and young being captured for pets or food, the hornbill needs some friends of its own if it is to have a future
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Head and body length: 55 - 65 cm
601 - 713 g
Estimated at 2,500 - 10,000