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ground hornbill crushes a stick insect

southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
A male ground hornbill eats a stick insect. I was so fortunate to capture this image in the last available warm light of the afternoon, seconds before the low sun sank behind trees. For an excellent description of the ground hornbill and the threats to its continued survival, visit the IUCN description of this fascinating species:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22682638/0

(IUCN = International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, a most worthy organization)

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

ground hornbill crushes a stick insect

ground hornbill crushes a stick insect

southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
A male ground hornbill eats a stick insect. I was so fortunate to capture this image in the last available warm light of the afternoon, seconds before the low sun sank behind trees. For an excellent description of the ground hornbill and the threats to its continued survival, visit the IUCN description of this fascinating species:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22682638/0

(IUCN = International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, a most worthy organization)