Birds! Birds! Who knew each one had so much personality. My fifth reason for loving Serengeti.
This pair of Southern Ground Hornbill was spotted in Northern Serengeti. These large birds are ground feeders and feed on snakes, tortoise, frogs, lizards and such. The group which consists of up to 11 hornbills are very vocal. Some even go far as saying lion-like.
The elder Southern Ground Hornbill tend to help the inexperienced young breed [co-breeders]. The couple, usually monogamous, will lay about 2-3 eggs every 9 years or so. 1 egg will usually survive. The male will tend the nest with eggs which they build on tree cavities. Team working birds! The group work together to tend the young.
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