Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

The Abyssinian ground hornbill is another odd animal we would like for you to hear about. It's one of those types of "larger birds" that inflate their frontal pouch to attract females. They live exclusively in Africa, so if you have never heard of or seen one, there is no need to fret.

Abyssinian Ground Hornbill Abyssinian Ground Hornbill

It's diet mainly consists of spiders, termites, snakes and other small animals. But, like most birds, it wont turn away a good fruit or grain.


The strangest thing about this bird is it's disturbing breeding patter. Upon fertilization, a mother will always give birth to two eggs. She will leave the eggs for a week, when the babies will fight and eat each other(the stronger always survives), come back and feed the lone survivor for nine months, until it leaves the nest and searches for a mate (at which point it should be skilled at hunting).

 
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