Title Info
Common name Hornbill, Red Billed
Scientific name Tockus erythrorhynchus
Taxonomic group Bucerotidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Grasslands, savannas
Grasslands and savannas Tropical savanna
Selection and adaptations Selection
Selection Convergence; Morphology
Organisms Animals
Animals Birds
Lessons Natural Selection
Date August 01, 2003
Location Tarangire National Park,Tanzania,Africa

Red-billed hornbill, Tanzania. Hornbills, an Old World group, and Toucans, a New World group, exhibit convergence in the form of their bills. Although not close relatives, they have evolved very similar structures that help them fill similar niches in the habitats where they are found.