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Afrikaans name: Rooibekneushoringvoël

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Red-billed Hornbill

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Red-billed Hornbill

Red-billed Hornbill grooming

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The Red-billed Hornbill is sometimes referred to as the Southern Red-billed Hornbill outside of South Africa. This is to distinguish it from other 'red-billed' hornbills found elsewhere.

This hornbill is not as common as its relative the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill.

Red-billed Hornbills are normally seen by themselves or in pairs. They may also occasionally be seen in a small flock.

They eat insects, spiders, scorpions and seeds.

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