The White-crested Hornbill is a large, black and white bird found in Africa. They have a distinctive white crest on their head and a large, curved beak used for catching and eating insects, small animals, and fruit. These birds are known for their loud, cackling call and are often seen in pairs or small groups. They roost in tree cavities and are primarily found in the forested areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The White-crested Hornbill plays an important role in their ecosystem as seed dispersers and insect controllers. They are also culturally significant to many African tribes.