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Ground Hornbill ( Bucorvus Leadbeateri ) Showing The Long Curved Bill And Casque ...

Ground Hornbill ( Bucorvus Leadbeateri ) Showing The Long Curved Bill And Casque ...

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File name: GF_Hornbill_P1000295.jpg
Format: digital, 5000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photographer Based in: Israel

Description: Ground hornbill ( Bucorvus leadbeateri ) showing the long curved bill and casque ( horn on top of bill ) of a hornbill . This hornbill is entirely carnivorous , patrolling a large territory on foot in a family group of up to eight birds . Its diet can include insects , tortoises , hares , snakes , toads and snails . The ground hornbill can reach over a metre in height and 65 years of age , being one of the longest lived birds in southern Africa . It can fly , though it is reluctant to do so . The ground hornbill is found in the woodlands and grasslands of southern Africa . Photographed in Tanzania

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