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Black Hornbill Skull
BC-175 $180.00

Asian black hornbills are medium-sized hornbills found primarily in lowland and swampland forests over Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Hornbills are named for their horn shaped beaks often topped by a large hollow chamber called a casque. Made of keratin, casques are thought to serve as a resonating chamber to amplify the harsh braying calls. Hornbills are the only birds known with their first two cervical vertebrae fused, which most likely helps support their top-heavy beaks. They also have very unusual nesting habits. A pair selects a tree hollow with a narrow opening, lines it with grass and feathers, and partially seals the opening with droppings, mud and fruit pulp. When ready to lay her eggs, the female enters the hollow and seals herself inside, leaving only a very narrow slit for the male to pass her food. This makes an effective barrier against predators. She spends the next 4 months sealed in this chamber, being fed by her mate while incubating and caring for their eggs and fledglings. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Anthracoceros malayanus BC-175  8 ½" L x 2" W x 3 ½" H   21.6L x 5.2W x 9.2H (cm) $180.00
ACCESSORIES:

This oval black resin base is suitable for use with various Bone Clones items, and is a perfect contrast for showcasing the bone-color skulls. Available in 3 sizes: small OB-01, medium OB-02, and large OB-03.

You can customize certain skulls you purchase by displaying them on the base most appropriate for the size of that skull. Intended for generally smaller skulls from our collection. You will find these bases as an accessory option on product pages where we have determined a size match between the base and the skull .

Naturally, you may find many other uses for these display bases.

Catalogue # Size Price
OB-03 5" W x 9" L $23.00
TOTAL 180.00
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