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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby arks » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:53 pm

:popcorn:

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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby yoda » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:01 pm

Yup, seen them flying a few times.
They have white flight feathers which you can't see when they are walking along the ground.

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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:28 pm

There is a wonderful topic on Southern Ground Hornbill with some amazing pics and info.
Will merge this topic into there shortly.
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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby VicRob » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:45 pm

Well this is interesting :hmz:

Now I don't know if we heard the singing or the booming :roll: :roll:

Will have to listen again.
Now I know there is a special thread I will look there and maybe then post video when we get home to Oz
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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby moobox » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:11 pm

kite wrote:I looked under alphabetical, " H " in index on the right hand column, and it is listed under Southern Ground Hornbill.

Nope. I end up with a few different southern this and that's but no hornbill. So I sent them an email.

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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby VicRob » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:52 pm

Ok had anther look at the video and I think it is what you would call booming, not singing.

Hope I haven't caused too much confusion. :roll:

Anyway it's a lovely sound and we are very glad we got to see and hear them doing it together up in the tree. Haven't seen it again since, they have just been doing their usual pecking around on the ground.
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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby Elsa » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:12 pm

I am sure it was lovely to hear the sound they made VicRob and no, you didn't cause confusion at all.
My big Roberts also says in close contact they make a soft wheezing noise as well as the normal booming.

I will move this topic over to Bird Forum and if you can manage to post the video it would be great. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby VicRob » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:17 pm

Thanks Elsa

Will attempt to post the video but don't like my chances :?
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Re: Ground Hornbill Song

Unread postby bondm » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:47 pm

I have seen Ground hornbills fly and they can fly extremely well, but like most large birds they prefer to walk along the ground as that is where their food is. They also roost in trees so must fly to get there as they are not able to climb.

I have also heard them 'booming' on several occasions, usually when they are together in a tree and it can travel quite a distance. It is one of the 'sounds' of the Kruger along with the Fish Eagle and all the other noises which remind us where we are.

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Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:23 am

Saw a pair at the Selati road in December 2013.

Light was not good but manage to capture a few images...

Are they still busy with the project?

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Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground

Unread postby yoda » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:57 pm

JVW,

In December I saw a group of 3 Ground Hornbills on the other side of the Sabie on the H4-1 (about 15km from LS)
Would this be the same group? I remember reading that they have huge home ranges.

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Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground

Unread postby Ladybirder » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:46 pm

Seen on the S114

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Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground

Unread postby granjan » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:33 pm

I love watching these birds - always a highlight and they're so photogenic!

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Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground

Unread postby Ladybirder » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:30 am

Stunning photo granjan :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:46 pm

WOW!

What's it eating? Looks like a snail?
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