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Raising a Hornbill

Raising a Hornbill

The helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) female remains sealed away in her nest for as many as 160 days while incubating, protecting, and caring for her young. The mother then breaks out of the protective seal, getting her chick to follow.

Grades

5 - 12+

Subjects

Biology, Conservation, Ecology

canopy
noun

one of the top layers of a forest, formed by the thick leaves of very tall trees.

casque
noun

enlargement of the beaks of some birds.

diet
noun

foods eaten by a specific group of people or other organisms.

joust
verb

to fight on horseback as a knight or man-at-arms or a personal combat or struggle

logging
noun

industry engaged in cutting down trees and moving the wood to sawmills.

nest
noun

protected area built by birds to hatch their eggs and raise their young.

nurture
verb

to support, care for, and protect.

Oceania
noun

region including island groups in the South Pacific.

poach
verb

to hunt, trap, or fish illegally.

tree plantation
noun

farm where trees are grown for the lumber industry.

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Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
Author
National Geographic Society
Production Managers
Gina Borgia, National Geographic Society
Jeanna Sullivan, National Geographic Society
Program Specialists
Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Margot Willis, National Geographic Society
Producer
Clint Parks
other
Last Updated

July 15, 2022

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