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Urist likes hornbills for their great bills.


Hornbill - Hornbill man - Giant hornbill


· Flying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 25

· Egglaying · Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 48 cm3
Mid: 1,250 cm3
Max: 2,500 cm3
Food products
Eggs 1-4
Adult at: 1
Max age: 35-40
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 2
Fat 2
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A tiny bird with a large, brightly-colored bill.

Hornbills are small birds that will appear in any tropical forest. With a clutch size of 1-4, their minimal butchering return, and poor pet value, these creatures use is questionable for any fort. They are commonly sold by the elven caravans, like many other useless creatures. Consider building a butcher's shop and a Leather works next to your Trade Depot where the merchants can watch, and sell the dirty hippies a snack and a nice new hat before they leave.

On the other hand, they seem to hatch rather quickly (3 months?)