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Southern Ground Hornbill

Bucorvus leadbeateri

Description:

One of two species of ground hornbill and is the largest species of hornbill. This is a large bird, at 90 to 129 centimetres (35.4 to 50.8 in) long. Females weigh 2.2 to 4.6 kilograms (4.9 to 10.1 lb), while the larger males weigh 3.5 to 6.2 kilogram

Habitat:

It inhabits woodland and savanna, also frequenting grassland adjoining patches of forest up to 3,000 m in parts of its range in eastern Africa.

Notes:

The southern ground hornbill is a vulnerable species, mainly confined to national reserves and national parks. They live in groups of 5 to 10 individuals including adults and juveniles.

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marylou.wildlife
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marylou.wildlife

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on Jun 26, 2011
Submitted on Aug 2, 2011

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