calao

noun
ca·lao | \ kəˈlau̇ \
plural -s

Definition of calao 

: a very large Philippine hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax) with a large red bill and casque, rufous head and neck, dull black breast, brown back and wings, and a white tail often stained yellowish buff

called also rufous hornbill

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History and Etymology for calao

Spanish, from Tagalog kalaw

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