Yellow Billed Hornbill

GoBundu will be issuing a weekly 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 GoBundu Facebook page and Blog every Wednesday for specific locations on where you can spot various birdlife.

Yellow Billed Hornbill

Click here to view the precise sighting location where GoBundu saw a Yellow Billed Hornbill:  

Gobundu spotted a Yellow Billed Hornbill between Ponta Malongane and Ponta Mamoli in Southern Mozambique.  This location is around 30 minutes from the Kosi Bay border (click on the above google earth link to view the exact sighting spot).  Other birds that were spotted in this area are:

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

The large yellow bill is diagnostic.  This hornbill is very similar to the Red Billed Hornbill in plumage coloration but has smaller white primary sports, visible only in flights.  Female has a shorter, predominantly dark bill and a dark head and throat.
Habitat:  Thornveld and dry, broad-leaved woodland

Status:  Common resident.
Call:  A rapid, hollow-sounding ‘tok tok tok tok tok tokatokatoka’; in calling display the head is lowered and the wings are fanned.

If you would like to book accommodation in this area and try to spot the Yellow Billed Hornbill check out this link
Happy Birding!

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