Sulu hornbill

The Sulu hornbill (Anthracoceros montani), or Montano's hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the family Bucerotidae. It is endemic to the Sulu archipelago in the Philippines, with the largest remaining populations in Tawi-Tawi.[1][2][3] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss as well as potential harvesting for food.[1] Its diet includes fruit, insects, and small lizards.[2]

Sulu hornbill
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Anthracoceros
A. montani
Binomial name
Anthracoceros montani
(Oustalet, 1880)

In 2019 it was reported that only 27 mature individual hornbills are still believed to be alive in the wild.[4]


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2013). "Anthracoceros montani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ a b Anthracoceros montani factsheet at BirdBase
  3. ^ "Sulu hornbill media". Internet Bird Collection.
  4. ^ Sarmiento, Bong (3 October 2019). "Race to conserve few remaining Sulu hornbills on". MindaNews. Retrieved 4 October 2019.