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Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
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Male at the San Diego Zoo
Information
Common Name Northern Ground Hornbill
Range Africa
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Bucerotiformes
Family Bucorvidae
Bucorvinae
Genus Bucorvus
Species Bucorvus abyssinicus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Abyssinian ground hornbill or northern ground hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus), is a species of ground hornbill. The other is the southern ground hornbill.

The Abyssinian ground hornbill is an Africa bird, found north of the equator. Groups of ground hornbills have territories of 2–100 square miles. They are diurnal.

In captivity, they can live 35–40 years. Diet in the wild consists of a wide variety of small vertebrates and invertebrates, including tortoises, lizards, spiders, beetles, and caterpillars; also takes carrion, some fruits, seeds, and groundnuts.

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