Southern Ground Hornbill; was once a common resident in most of Zambia’s IBA but the population has significantly decline with species not being recorded at all in some IBAs. ZAWA reports increased hunting of this bird in most national parks for sell of body parts on the black-market as they are used in the synthesis of some traditional medicines. In addition, this species breeds in very large trees of which a large number have been cleared within the species range.
Southern Ground Hornbill
October 28, 2017