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African Grey Hornbill (female) | by Linda DV
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African Grey Hornbill (female)

Namibia-Botwana border.


Traveling to Botswana, Okavango Delta.


The African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus) is a hornbill. Hornbills are a family of tropical near-passerine birds found in the Old World.


The African Grey Hornbill is a widespread and common resident breeder in much of sub-Saharan Africa and into Arabia.


This is a bird mainly of open woodland and savannah. The female lays two to four white eggs in a tree hollow, which is blocked off during incubation with a cement made of mud, droppings and fruit pulp. There is only one narrow aperture, just big enough for the male to transfer food to the mother and the chicks.

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Taken on October 14, 2013