Southern Ground Hornbill

Burcorvus Leadbeateri

SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL (burcorvus leadbeateri)

Inhabits: African savannas south of Equator

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