Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
Open grassland, bush, thin woodland.
Insects, small mammals, lizards, birds.
This hornbill spends most of its time on the ground, only taking to the air to find a roost, often in flocks of a dozen or more.
The hornbill nests in holes in trees or rocks close to the ground. 2 eggs are incubated for 38 days.
Paignton Zoo has had some success in rearing these difficult breeders.
- Latin Name: Bucorvus abyssinicus
- Class: Birds
- Order: Coraciiformes
- Family: Bucerotidae
- Conservation status: Least Concern
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