Southern Ground Hornbill
Status: Vulnerable.Range: East and southern Africa.Habitat: Woodlands, savannas, grasslands.Food: Insects, small reptiles, small mammals.Reproduction: These birds live in groups of 2-10 individuals; however, only the dominant male and female breed. Two eggs are laid in a natural hole which hatch 3-5 days apart. Unlike most other hornbill species, they do not seal the nest cavity entrance. All members of the group help to feed the chicks.Facts: These are the largest of the 58 species of hornbills. They can occupy home ranges of up to 40 square miles (104 square km) and can live up to 60 years. Wattles can be inflated and used to make “booming” sounds.