We enjoyed the best day learning more about some super neat birds- the Southern Ground Hornbill. We headed back to camp after getting to know them and then enjoyed a lovely night at base camp listening to the lions roar.
Southern Ground Hornbill Fun Facts:
- Southern Ground hornbills earned that name, because they spend most of their time on the ground foraging for food.
- They are the largest of the hornbill family.
- Females have a blue/black patch on their red throat pouch.
- Southern Ground hornbills live in small family groups with a dominant pair.
- The other birds help the dominate pair raise the young.
- They are famous for their low pitches, haunting call.
- Ground hornbills can live up to 50-60 years.
- They are known to groom warthogs to eat the parasites that live on them.
We love these vocal birds! They have such personalities! And the best eyelashes to help keep dirt out of their eyes. That is a great adaptation out on the Serengeti plain!