Thanks for the wonderful support with yesterdays zebras and to Peter (DDodlefin) Myra (Myrab),Carol (Caziwinkles) and lastly Kathryn (kathrynlouise) for their UA's, all much appreciated.
We have an abundance of birdlife at the game lodge but have never had a decent zoom to get good images. I have invested in a Sigma 150-500 zoom for our trip in March. Cannot believe how heavy it is, almost a kg. will have to take my mono pod to rest it on in the game vehicle otherwise I will have camera shake.
The Southern yellow horn bill is found where there is scrub and acacia woodland. They eat insects, bird chicks,frogs , chameleons, ants and termites
They are monogamous, in courtship the male feeds the female small bits of food for up to a month before mating. When the nest is ready the female enters and lays her eggs. She then closes the hole with her faeces leaving a small slit in the entrance for the male to feed her while she incubates her eggs.
They are also known by the locals as flying bananas because of their huge beak.
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Southern yellow horn bill
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