Southern Ground Hornbill

Southern Ground Hornbill

These birds, like all species of hornbill, have distinctively large, down-curved bills that they use to grab small animals from among the grasses and shrubs of their habitats. They can fly, but spend most of their time on the ground. Males and females differ in size and coloration, with females displaying bright-blue throat patches. The southern ground hornbill’s low-pitched booming sound is a simple territorial announcement.

Bucorvus leadbeateri


Southern Africa [VIEW MAP]

Grasslands, Scrublands

The southern ground hornbills may be seen at virtually any time. Our pair is very interactive and enjoys showing off for guests.

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