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Rhinoceros bird


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rhinoceros bird (Zoöl) A large hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), native of the East Indies. It has a large hollow hornlike process on the bill. Called also rhinoceros hornbill
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In literature:

Another African bird, namely, the 'Buphaga Africana', attends the rhinoceros for a similar purpose.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
The rhinoceros birds thereby warned ME of danger, and I was duly thankful.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
Rhinoceros Bird, history of, 312.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Having my gun in my hand, I shot one, when I found that it was the same bird which I had seen on the back of the rhinoceros.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The birds warn the rhinoceros of danger, and he, vicariously, feeds the birds.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
They knew that the rhinoceros is guarded by numbers of tick birds and concluded from the birds flying above the bushes that this was a rhino.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
To compensate for its imperfect sight, the rhinoceros is often accompanied by a bird.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam