Nonnatives - African Gray Hornbill

African Gray Hornbill - Tockus nasutus

 

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1999

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Unknown.

Species Account: Native to Africa and southwestern Arabia, where it inhabits savannas and woodlands (Clements 1991).

Habitats: 

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Hernando 1999   Not reported breeding 1 bird seen for several years (Pranty 1999a).

References

Clements, J. 1991. Birds of the World: A checklist. Ibis Publishing Co., Vista, CA.

Pranty, B. 1999a. Field observations [winter report: December 1998 to February 1999]. Florida Field Naturalist 27:130-140.

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