Bycanistes subcylindricus is a species of hornbill found in the forests of Central and East Africa. It is a medium-sized bird, measuring up to 50 cm in length, with a black bill and a yellow-orange face. Its distinguishing feature is its long tail feathers, which can reach up to 30 cm in length. It inhabits the canopy of lowland and montane forests, and feeds on fruits, insects, and small vertebrates. Its lifespan is estimated to be up to 20 years, and its current population is considered to be stable.
Name Origin: The scientific name of Bycanistes subcylindricus was first described by the German naturalist Johann Jakob Kaup in 1829. The genus name Bycanistes is derived from the Greek words "bykanos" meaning "strong" and "istes" meaning "one who stands". The species name subcylindricus is derived from the Latin words "sub" meaning "somewhat" and "cylindricus" meaning "cylindrical".
Related Species: Bycanistes albotibialis, Bycanistes bucinator, Bycanistes cylindricus, Bycanistes fistulator, Bycanistes fuscus, Bycanistes brevis, Bycanistes sharpii