Great Hornbill
Calls & Sounds

Great Hornbills (Buceros bicornis)

Great Hornbills (Buceros bicornis)

The Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) is a very large species of hornbill found throughout much of South-east Asia and in parts of the Indian subcontinent.

Great Hornbills make growling, deep ‘gok’ or ‘rroh’ sounds. In flight, pairs often call antiphonally (in duet), each bird calling at a slightly different pitch. These loud, resonant calls along with the pounding of their heavy wingbeats are an evocative sound of the tropical rainforest in parts of South-east Asia.

Listen to Great Hornbill Sounds

The audio in the video below features the sounds of Great Hornbills calling at dawn in Sri Phang-nga National Park, Thailand.