Northern Red-billed Hornbill Tockus erythrorhynchus
and Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus
Mega Area, Ethiopia
18 January 2014
Ethiopia was certainly rich in its diversity of hornbills, some of which were actually common in certain locations. Northern Red-billed Hornbills were seen quite frequently, although they proved not to be the easiest species to photograph.
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill was seen far less frequently. A spectacular species by any standards, it is a huge bird and struts across the grassland with confidence, feeding on a variety of prey, including tortoises, lizards, amphibians, mammals, birds, spiders and insects.