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Take off the Southern Ground Hornbill These birds just seem to drift away when you watch them. Vey nice to catch one showing the white wing tips the you'd never know were there until they take flight. Bucorvus leadbeateri,Southern Ground Hornbill Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Take off the Southern Ground Hornbill

These birds just seem to drift away when you watch them. Vey nice to catch one showing the white wing tips the you'd never know were there until they take flight.

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  1. Can you please set the geotag? Thanks :) Posted 6 months ago
  2. Excellent! I once heard their bill is so strong they can crack a turtle shield, not sure if true :) Posted 6 months ago

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The Southern Ground Hornbill or ''cafer'' , is one of two species of ground hornbill and is the largest species of hornbill.

It is a large bird, at 90 to 129 cm long. Females weigh 2.2 to 4.6 kg , while the larger males weigh 3.5 to 6.2 kg . It is characterized by black coloration and vivid red patches of bare skin on the face and throat . The white tips of the wings seen in flight are another diagnostic characteristic. The beak is black and straight and presents a casque, more developed.. more

Similar species: Hornbills
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Uploaded Mar 19, 2019.