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Great Hornbill
(Buceros bicornis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Subfamily: Bucerotinae

Bucerotinae is a subfamily of the hornbill family Bucerotidae. The subfamily contains all but two extant species of hornbills. There are 51 species spread over 8 genera

The subfamily is distributed widely throughout tropical Africa and Asia. They are typically large birds, and all can be readily identified by the huge, sickle-shaped bill.



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