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Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Tockus leucomelas

ML201994801

IBC1600633

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Robert Humphries
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Kruger NP--central section (please be more specific)
Limpopo, South Africa
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Latitude and Longitude -23.9586, 31.4367 Map

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A Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill excavating a nest hole in Jackalberry Tree. The Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) is widespread and near-endemic in southern Africa, favouring Acacia and broad-leaved savannas. They are monogamous and territorial, and nest in hollows in living or dead trees, usually about 4 metres above the ground. This adult bird, probably the male, was excavating a narrow hole in the trunk of a in Jackalberry Tree (Diospyros mespiliformis) n the bank of the Sabie River in the southern part of Kruger National Park. Elevation: 287 m. Date added to IBC: August 11, 2019.

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IBC scientific name: Tockus leucomelas leucomelas.

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