Southern Ground Hornbill on flight by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
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The Southern Ground Hornbill is a large bird, at 90 to 129 cm (36 to 51 in) long. Its habitat comprises savannahs, woodlands and grasslands. It can be found from northern Namibia and Angola to northern South Africa to Burundi and Kenya. The Southern Ground Hornbill is a vulnerable species, mainly confined to national reserves and national parks. They live in groups of 5 to 10 individuals including adults and juveniles. Often, neighbouring groups are engaged in aerial pursuits. They forage on the ground, where they feed on reptiles, frogs, snails, insects and mammals up to the size of hares.
Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri), Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta,
Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/1000 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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Comments

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 3 years ago

    This is a very impresseve shot, such a difficult subject to get real clarity, but you have achived it so well

  • Thank you very much Malcom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture.

  • Thanks a lot Gary!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a marvellous capture, Konstantinos. That’s one magnificent bird!

  • Thank you very much Mike!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture…love the colorful detail

  • Thanks a lot Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Macky
    Mackyover 3 years ago

    A rare sight Kon, well done!!

  • Yes rare indeed, thanks a lot Macky!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you David!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    2 iMAGES PER DAY 2011/11/05
    A rare sight, excellent photography!

  • Yes rare indeed, thanks a lot Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago


    5 November 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Robert!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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