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I spotted this hornbill in the Kruger National Park. Hornbills are a sociable species, generally living in small groups. They have a very distinctive clucking call. In the bushveld you will often see two hornbills sitting together, clucking away with very entertaining wings open, back and forth rocking, head bowing display. Yellow-billed hornbills will eat insects, bird chicks, frogs, chameleons, ants, termites and the list goes on
This hornbill is found in southern Africa. This hornbill is a common, widespread resident of the dry thorn fields and broad-leafed woodlands. And are frequently spotted next to the road or at camp/picnic sites.
Some locals refer to it as the "flying banana". They were also made famous in the move "The Lion King" where they were used as the character Zazu.
Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Feb 28, 2013
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