Wow this is interesting. Amazing what the birds can eat.
In our latest Week in Video we featured a sequence of a small family of Southern Ground Hornbills foraging on a rainy day.
We spent about 45 minutes with the three birds, observing – or at least trying to observe – what they fed on. Often the food items were engulfed too quickly for us to be able to ID them with any pretence of accuracy, but when examining the photos after the sighting, it was fascinating to see the variety of things consumed.
Have a look:
The best part of this sighting was not just seeing how many different creatures the hornbills incorporated into their diet, but rather the affirmation of how valuable it is spending time with things. Only though this measured approach can you truly gain a better understanding of how the animals out here go about their lives, be they elephant, lion or ground hornbill…
James, I saved the horbill🤗