LC
Hemprich's Hornbill Lophoceros hemprichii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Lophoceros hemprichii (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Tockus.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,640,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing inferred -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 9.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and common in Ethiopia and uncommon elsewhere (del Hoyo et al. 2001).

Trend justification:

The species is tentatively assessed as being in decline due to habitat loss per Tracewski et al. (2016).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Djibouti N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Djibouti Forêt de Day
Djibouti Mabla
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri
Eritrea Central Plateau (Keren)
Eritrea Asmara escarpment
Eritrea Arboroba escarpment
Eritrea Southern Plateau: Furrus
Eritrea Mareb escarpment
Ethiopia Awash National Park
Ethiopia Abijatta - Shalla Lakes National Park
Ethiopia Omo National Park
Ethiopia Nechisar National Park and surroundings
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Ethiopia Arero forest
Kenya Lake Baringo
Kenya Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Kenya Lake Nakuru National Park
South Sudan Boma
South Sudan Bandingilo
South Sudan Kidepo
Somalia Daalo
Somalia Saylac
Somalia Gacan Libaax
Somalia Boorama plains
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major resident
Altitude 0 - 4300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Lophoceros hemprichii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2020.