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Alex Jordan

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Born in Cape Town, Alex grew up on a family wine estate in Stellenbosch. Spending much of his young life outdoors, Alex went on many a holiday into Southern Africa’s national parks and wild areas. After finishing high school, he completed a number ...

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on Hornbills Nesting: Weird and Wonderful

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Stunning shot of the southren yellow hornbill staring down Alex. Love watching hornbills. We were fortunate to see a nest with the female inside and the male bringing her food. Always nice to see the ground hornbills.

Thank you very much. It took many attempts at getting the “hornbill stare” perfectly symmetrical. Very lucky finding a nest and watching their behaviour.

Fascinating-I won’t look at hornbills in the same way again. The photo of the young hornbill peeking through the slit is stunning. Thank you.

it truly is fascinating. Thank you

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great pictures!!

Thank you Dina

Alex, this is a fascinating article. I love the photos too, especially the one with the eye looking back at you from the slit in the tree and the one of the beautiful flying Southern ground hornbill! Thanks for all the information!

I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.

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Thanks, Alex, for these beautiful pictures and nice description of the different hornbills. The ground hornbill is an amazing bird which I’ve seen several times but never in flight. I was fortunate once to have the deck of my tent next to a tree where the female was being fed by the male through the small slit. It was wonderful to watch them as often as I could while in that camp.

Southern Ground hornbills look so tranquil in flight and are incredibly beautiful when they take to the wing. What an amazing and lucky viewing with nesting hornbills you could spend hours with.

Very nice article, thanks Alex. I learnt a lot. Awesome picture of the southern ground hornbill in flight, thanks for sharing; and also the nest with the southern yellow billed peering out, very cool!!!

Thank you Kelly

Great post! I actually found red-billed hornbills nesting in the garden we were staying at in Maun on New Years Eve.

Incredible. Sit with a nest and watch their unique behaviour. It’s amazing.

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