Abyssinian Ground Hornbill – Карельский зоопарк

Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

Class: Aves (Birds)

Order: Coraciiformes (Rollers)

Family: Bucerotidae (Hornbills)

Weight: Up to 6 kg

Height: Up to 40 cm

Body length: 90 – 129 cm

Coloration: Black plumage with flight feathers that are whitish, often with a yellowish tint.

Age of sexual maturity: At 8-9 years old

Incubation period: 58-68 days

Lifespan: Up to 40 years

Habitat range: The habitat range extends from the western regions of Senegal through Cameroon and Nigeria to Sudan in East Africa.

Diet: almost entirely consists of animal-based food.

Did you know?

  • Members of the hornbill family are known for their high intelligence.
  • Hornbills spend most of their lives on the ground, taking to the air primarily to search for food.
  • Many African tribes believe that hornbills possess supernatural abilities.
  • These unique birds do not fear humans and may boldly approach to look them in the eye. The population of hornbills is currently not threatened.