Road to Nowhere
The Yellow Billed Hornbill is a Medium sized bird, often seen near roads and water courses. It feeds on seeds and small insects and spiders.
Revered by some tribes to be a Sacred Being it is here on the Road to Nowhere.
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The Kruger National Park abounds with wildlife and one of the common residents are hornbills. The Yellow Billed Hornbill can be seen along roads and water courses, and is normally looking for seeds, insects and spiders on the ground or under leaves.
The call is very distinct and fills your ears as you travel around the National Park. This day our friends decided flying wasn’t necessary and decided to walk a long the road in front of us as we slowly drove behind it.
Almost like a sergeant major, he took his troop up the road. Always watchful and with colours that, although not overwhelming, make him blend into his environment.
Yellow Billed Hornbills are medium-sized birds, around 45 – 60cm in length, but their beak is what makes this fellow stand out from the crowd. With a beak 1/6th his size it is something to be admired.
If you have ever cricked your neck, Hornbills have fused neck vertebrae and the beak actually obscures their vision as they go about their day to day business.
As a bird with an extraordinary beak, some beliefs surround this bird too, one of which is, it must not be harmed as they are the Sacred Beings.
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