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Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
Alternative name: Northern Ground Hornbill
Length 90-100 cm (35Â½-39Â½ in)
Males develop red on the inflatable throat pouch; the females usually remain all blue.
Africa. Thinly distributed south of the Sahara and north of the equator.
Savanna and grassland.
They are normally seen alone or in small family groups, walking in a somewhat stately manner across the landscape.
Although they are primarily seen on the ground they are capable of flight when disturbed.
The diet consists of a wide variety of small vertebrates and invertebrates, including tortoises, lizards, spiders, beetles, and caterpillars; also feed on carrion, some fruits, seeds, and groundnuts.
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