The Crowned Hornbill

GoBundu issues a weekly Wednesday Birding Blog Post.  Each post will feature a bird that has been sighted by GoBundu on their travels around Southern Mozambique over the last 16 years, together with a link that takes you to the exact google earth location where the specific bird was sighted.  If you are a keen birder keep an eye on the GoBundu Facebook page and Blog every Wednesday for specific locations where you can spot various birdlife.

Crowned Hornbill

Gobundu spotted a Crowned Hornbill on the sand road between Ponta Mamoli and Ponta Malongane, in Southern Mozambique.  Other birds that where spotted in this area are:

Trumpeter Hornbill
Crowned Hornbill
Black-Collard Barbet
Carmine Bee-Eater
Little Bee-Eater
Burchells Coucal
Black-Crowned Tchagra
Crowned Hornbill

Differs from Bradfield’s Hornbill in having a shorter, deeper red bill with a yellow line at the base and with an obvious casque, and by having a darker head, back and tail and a pale yellow eye.

Habitat:  Inland, coastal and riverine forests.

Status:  Common resident, nomadic in the dry season,  often in flocks.

Call:  A whistling ‘chleeoo chleeoo’

If you would like to book accommodation in this area and try to spot the Crowned Hornbill check out this link

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