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Southern Ground-Hornbill

The Southern Ground-Hornbill is used during the Animal Antics Display at Edinburgh Zoo

Southern Ground-Hornbill
Bongo, 30 Mar 2008
    • Bongo
      The Southern Ground-Hornbill is used during the Animal Antics Display at Edinburgh Zoo
    • snowleopard
      Fake frog, but superb photo!
    • mstickmanp
      At the Los Angeles zoo they use a fake snake to demonstrate the same behavior.
    • okapikpr
      Awesome!!!
    • dragon(ele)nerd
      cool as photo!
    • Jose
      interesting photo
    • Pertinax
      I've noticed the Ground Hornbills at several UK zoos recently- in each case the male has been walking around carrying a dead chick in his bill- like this frog. This is part of the courtship display. Is it their breeding season in the UK or do they do this far more continuously in captivity?
    • dragon(ele)nerd
      thats very interesting pertinax I would of thought that the female would carry a dead chick around as part of courtship, to show to other males that she is ovulating again????
    • fofo
      The kind that eats a frog?
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