Close up of the Ground Hornbill. The deep red colour is seen in the adult birds.
It looked like this Ground Hornbill had a nest in the adjacent tree but we couldn’t see it. You will get good sighting of these fairly rare birds in Kruger Park. Always tricky to get a decent shot because they tend to walk reasonably fast through the grass and between bushes scouring the bush for insects and snakes..
Ground Hornbill marching across a sand road in the Kruger Park.
This Yellow-billed Hornbill was feasting on a this large grasshopper. It was quite a job to subdue the grasshopper and get it the right way round to swallow. A wonderful sighting at Leeupan beyond Skukuza in Kruger Park.
Down in the south of the Kruger Park near Malelane. These two were cackling away to each other.
Male Yellow-billed Hornbill displaying in Mashatu.
Male Yellow-billed Hornbill just before displaying to a female close by.
This Yellow-billed Hornbill was feasting on a this large grasshopper. It had quite a job to subdue the grasshopper and get it the right way round to swallow. A wonderful sighting at Leeupan beyond Skukuza in Kruger Park.
A Red-billed Hornbill delicately picking up ants one by one and ate them. This shot was taken on a dirt road in Borokalalo National Park.
Grey Hornbill shot with the background sufficiently far away to get it well blurred. This is often tricky to achieve in Kruger Park .
Grey Hornbill in Mashatu
A Yellow-billed Hornbill is flushed from his perch in a thorn tree alongside Fisher’s pan in Etosha.