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Ground Hornbills

Ground Hornbills having some breakfast

Ground Hornbills are able to fly,despite their large size, but they need to take a run up to take off. They seem to always be in small flocks of uneven numbers, usually 3 or 5. Most often they are all related, and the two parents either have one chick or 3 chicks who stay with the parents until maturity. Immature hornbills often have a blueish tinge where the adults red flesh is. These birds have bucket loads of character, and if they are hand raised, are very sociable and generous with their ‘offerings’ of twigs or leaves which they deliver in their bills to their ‘people’.