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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 hunting/war 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 the current version of DF.
A tiny bird with a large, brightly-colored bill.

Hornbills are small birds that may appear in any tropical forest, where they spawn individually. They are benign and do little but fly around the air, being harmless to a dwarf and just about anything else. All hornbills are born with Legendary skill in climbing.

Hornbills may be captured in cage traps and trained into cheap exotic pets. 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.

Some dwarves like hornbills for their great bills.

Admired for their great bills.