Hornbill

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Hornbills
Malabar Grey Hornbill
Ocyceros griseus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes (but see text)
Family: Bucerotidae
Rafinesque, 1815
Genera

14, see text

A Kruger Hornbill

The Hornbill is a bird that is found naturally in Africa. The female hornbill lays her eggs in a hole in a tree. Then, helped by her mate, she seals herself in, covering the entrance with droppings and mud. Only a small slit is left, through which the male gives her food. This keeps the nest safe from snakes until the chicks are grown enough to leave the nest, and learn how to fly.[1]


References[change | change source]

  1. Ganeri, Anita (2000). Jungle Animals Over 100 Questions and Answers to Things You Want to Know. Dubai, U.A.E. ISBN 0-75254-909-X .