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Hornbill, Southern Ground

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Unread postby Kwando » Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:55 pm

Here's a pic of the Juv.

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The pics of them in the tree's didn't come out very well at all... Sorry
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Unread postby christelsabine » Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:57 pm

This is what I saw on the S-30: A nice couple with a friendly visitor:
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Unread postby TXDrifter » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:02 pm

Fascinating birds. Photos from our September 06 KNP visit.

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Unread postby vahine » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:54 pm

We saw last April a Ground hornbill with a scorpion on his mouth
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But I really don't remember where I take this pic :redface:

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Unread postby niknak » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:13 pm

On a trip yesterday I saw 11 different birds. Two groups of 4 and one of 3. This is a pic of one of the adults with a juvinile taken on H1-2 near the intersection with the H12.

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Unread postby Henk » Fri Jul 13, 2007 8:59 am

Some birds we saw last year July
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Unread postby Candy's Style » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:14 pm

I can't help taking a picture of their eyes... Long lashes with an eye you could get lost in :wink: This is one of my dad's favourite birds along with chickens :?

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In Kruger :P

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Unread postby Musker » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:22 am

On my recent trip to Mapungubwe I saw one for the first time. Probably because I've only been to Kruger once when I was young. It was great to see! Just outside the tented camp one was bounding away from us in a very amusing way! Almost bouncing!

Going to Kruger this September, satara and croc bridge. Hopefully I'll see them again. Really great bird!

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Unread postby Johann » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:45 am

Just to add to Musker's observations. They were seen a view times over the last 4-5 days in the area between the camping site and Limpopo Tented Forest camp in the Western section of Mapungubwe. Hopefully they will be breeding in this area.
(Unfortunately we didn't see them but did hear the reports)
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Unread postby G@mespotter » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:50 am

O, what I forgot to ask....I know the pale ones are younger than 3 years, but does the fact that some are pale also relate to their sex?
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Unread postby Nico » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:38 am

In this video you see Ground hornbill's doing some kind of ritual with prey in his beak.We saw them at the S21 between Lower Sabie and Skukuza.

[video]http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=UOXF4HzXkdo[/video]
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Unread postby Ludwig » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:07 pm

I saw this Southern Ground Hornbill south of Skukuza. The whole story you can find in my Kruger story: "June 12th, Fourth day, Kills by the small ones . . . , Tuesday - Part 1 ".
Just follow the below link.

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http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16403

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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:05 pm

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Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:48 pm

saw the 26.2.2008 between Tamboti and Orpen :D

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the young don't know what doing with the egg :?
and the hen run in all senses with a lot of noise, poor hen :(
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