Saturday, May 24, 2014

Abyssinian Ground Hornbills

With a site of 1m and the heavy bill, Abyssinian ground hornbills are very impressive animals. I saw them mostly pairwise on harvested fields. They are also very intelligent birds, similar to ravens, live monogamous or in family associations and can become very old.

A pair of Abyssinian Ground Hornbills on a field in Ethiopia
A pair of Abyssinian Ground Hornbills on a field in Ethiopia.

A flock of Abyssinian Ground Hornbills
A flock of hornbills, they found something to eat (insects) and try to get it out of the wood.

12 comments:

  1. Great shots!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  2. I've seen these only in guide books....my goodness, what a great bird! Excellent shares...beautiful images.

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up with your bird treasure this weekend!! Much appreciated.

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  3. thanks for the info about the Hawaiian duck. I completed the post. :)

    Your Hornbills seems to come from the dinosaries world. :) Would be nice to see them for real.

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  4. What amazing looking birds!

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  5. Very big birds and that bill is very interesting.

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  6. I've never seen anything quite like these. Interesting birds. Great shots!

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  7. Wow, they are cool birds. Awesome sighting and photos.

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  8. Don't think they would win a beauty contast but you captured great shots of them.

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  9. These are one of my favourite birds. We had them on our farm in Zimbabwe many years ago and it was always a pleasure when they popped in for a visit near the farm house.

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  10. Wow! Those birds are impressive ... And almost scary!

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