Definition of hornbill
: any of a family (Bucerotidae) of large nonpasserine birds of Africa and Eurasia having enormous bills
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The Thomson's gazelles are sharing an outdoor living space with a couple of Southern ground hornbill birds and the zoo's half-dozen impalas, although the male impala is being kept apart from them.
The helmeted hornbill is a huge, cackling bird native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia.
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