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ground hornbill nabs a stick insect

southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
Ground hornbills are intriguing birds, slowly walking through the savannah, foraging along in cohesive social groups of 2 to 10 with their calm, slightly bobbing gait. Ground hornbills feed on a wide variety of arthropods, amphibians, snakes and lizards, the occasional small mammal, and sometimes fruits and seeds. They fly to roost nights in tall trees and nest in big trees' hollows. Thus they need a combo of forest and savannah for habitat. Each ground hornbill group seeks to control an adequate territory, around 100 sq km. Their bills are extremely powerful and they occasionally attack windows, vexed by their own reflections!

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Kruger National Park, South Africa, birds, ground hornbill, hornbills, southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

ground hornbill nabs a stick insect

ground hornbill nabs a stick insect

southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
Ground hornbills are intriguing birds, slowly walking through the savannah, foraging along in cohesive social groups of 2 to 10 with their calm, slightly bobbing gait. Ground hornbills feed on a wide variety of arthropods, amphibians, snakes and lizards, the occasional small mammal, and sometimes fruits and seeds. They fly to roost nights in tall trees and nest in big trees' hollows. Thus they need a combo of forest and savannah for habitat. Each ground hornbill group seeks to control an adequate territory, around 100 sq km. Their bills are extremely powerful and they occasionally attack windows, vexed by their own reflections!