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|The Abyssinian Ground-hornbill or Northern Ground-hornbill, Bucorvus abyssinicus, is one of two species of ground-hornbill.|
The other is the Southern Ground-hornbill.
The Abyssinian Ground-hornbill is an African bird, found north of the equator. Groups of ground-hornbills have territories of 2-100 square miles. They are diurnal, weigh about three kilograms, and have long bare legs for walking.
In captivity, they can live 35-40 years. Diet in the wild consists of a wide variety of small vertebrates and invertebrates, including tortoises, lizards, spiders, beetles, and caterpillars; also takes carrion, some fruits, seeds, and groundnuts.
IUCN Red List
This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.
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- [2008-11-25 9:02]
The first posting after my post of september. But now with male and female. Very nice to see them back. Beautiful colours and good sharpness. Nice POV.