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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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 Post subject: Ground Hornbill
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:31 pm 
Saturday:

Both sets of 5 on the S-36, the first at Lugmag Dam (They have been there for months now!)

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The second bunch near Muzandzene:

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(Pics courtesy of Borderline.)


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Saw a family in a tree on the Skukuza - LS road, 30 mins later they walked by with this one ready for dinner, think it was a mongoose, it was'nt dead, it proceeded to stab it several times before having it for dinner. ImageLarge

In 3 days, we saw 4 families all close to the road.


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I did not realise they killed dwarf mongeese. Better not let my sister in law, Tawny, hear that. She will not like the ground hornbill very much anymore. The mongoose is one of her favourites.

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 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
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 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
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Spotted on the road to Pretorius kop on 25 Sep 08! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
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Hi all
Tell me how can you tell which one is mail and which is female.
There great I see two sighting when I was in Kruger September 2008


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 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
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As you can see, the female has a dark purple/blue patch within the red throat patch....Another thing I've noticed is that Ground Hornbill have these pale cream eyes, something my Sasal Guide shows as dark eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
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Shingwedzi is an exellent basecamp to look out for hornbills! I have seen plenty there, in fact so many that after a while we decided to not take pictures anymore :lol:

Have seen them 3 together quite often, don't know why the number 3 actually featured. Saw them flying (nice white on the wing points) and heared them actually brumming, when they sat on a dead tree, just outside Shingwedzi! Now I understand the afrikaans name 'Brom voel'...

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 Post subject: Ground Hornbill - or What?
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I photographed the enclosed on the Mlondozi Dam road earlier this month.
Have consulted the books and believe it's unusual that the white feathers are so clearly visible and pronounced.
Thought I would share it with you for comment.
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 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill - or What?
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Quite so Dave.

I have never seen one like this!

Maybe send this to Trevor Hardacker at www.zestforbirds.co.za as he keeps a collection of unusual bird photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Ground Hornbill - or What?
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This URL is sort of interesting in getting so much data re
this bird in a short space.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... 5%26sa%3DN

Also, the URL itself seems to be the longest one I've ever seen.

Looking forward to some additional posts.

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 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
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Ground hornbill with tasty, self-made sandwich, in KNP:
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 Post subject: Re: Hornbill, Southern Ground
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Their numbers are definitely picking up! We saw 4 birds on the S25 23Oct and another 2 on the S30 the next day.

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