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Red-Billed Hornbill

Tockus erythrorhynchus

Range

  • Central and southern Africa

Habitat

  • Forests

Diet

  • Fruit
  • Insects

Females make nests high in trees, into which they seal themselves with mud and feces.

Only a small slit remains, through which the dependent females are fed by their mates. These ground-foraging omnivores sometimes partner with mongoose so they can warn each other of approaching predators.

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