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Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

Bucorvus abyssinicus

Coraciiformes - Bucorvidae - Ground Hornbills

Abyssinian Ground Hornbill - Day 8

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Distribution: Ranges throughout sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to northern Kenya.

Habitat: Open grasslands, sparse woodlands, savannahs, and forest-edges.

Diet: Small mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, and insects.

Breeding: Nest in natural holes in the earth, such as caves, tree holes, or crevices in rock faces

Clutch size: Two eggs

Incubation: 38 days

Maturity: 3-4 years

Protocols

Protocol from Dublin Zoo

View Dublin Zoo protocol file >

Protocol established 2012
Used on 2 individuals
Success rate 100.00%

Rating

Protocol used for at least 5 individuals with over 75% success 
Used by 2 or more institutions 
Points on minimizing imprinting*
Birds went on to produce fertile eggs 
Birds went on to successfully parent rear 

Warning points
None

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References

HAND-REARING & SOCIALISING PROTOCOL FOR SOUTHERN GROUND-HORNBILLS CHICKS (Bucorvus leadbeateri)
http://tinyurl.com/z7kbel8

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