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Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

Bucorvus abyssinicus

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

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.
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill The Abyssinian Ground Hornbill weighs about three kilograms, and has long bare legs for walking. The male has a red throat pouch and the female has a blue throat pouch. Modified feathers form long eyelashes, which protect their eyes from dust. Abyssinian Ground Hornbill,Bucorvus abyssinicus,Geotagged,The Netherlands,Zooparc Overloon

Appearance

The Abyssinian Ground Hornbill weighs about three kilograms, and has long bare legs for walking. The male has a red throat pouch and the female has a blue throat pouch. Modified feathers form long eyelashes, which protect their eyes from dust.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderCoraciiformes
FamilyBucerotidae
GenusBucorvus
SpeciesB. abyssinicus