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Northern Red-billed Hornbill
35 cm (13Â¾ in); A small, black-and-white Hornbill.
Females are smaller and have only a small dark patch on the lower mandible.
Tree and bush savanna.
Feeds mainly on insects but takes also small vertebrates like geckos, nestlings and rodents. Some fruits and grain eaten, too.
Breeding season from March to November. Nest in a natural cavity or in an old barbet or woodpecker hole. The female seals the entrance with her own droppings and food remains. There is one narrow entrance through which the male passes food to the mother and chicks. Lays 2 - 7 eggs.
Undertakes food-related local movements.
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