Southern Hornbill


SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL
burcorvus leadbeateri

Southern Ground Hornbill live in small family groups with only dominant pair breeding, but all Southern Ground Hornbill birds assist in feeding the young. Southern Ground Hornbill eat any animal that it can overpower including hares, squirrels, snakes, lizards and insects.

Nests are created in natural holes of dead or live trees. Although two eggs may be laid, 4 or 5 days apart, only one chick is reared due to sibling rivalry. The chick is dependent on the parent birds for about one year.

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Other Southern Hornbill facts



Conservation Status
Vulnerable
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    Biology

    Inhabits: African savannas south of Equator.

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    Diet

    Forage on the ground feeding on frogs, insects, reptiles, snails, and mammals up to the size of hares.

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    Fun Fact

    Southern ground hornbill groups make a vocal call that can be heard up to 2 miles away.