Hornbill eating termites

Hornbill during Pondoro safari

Early morning on cold winter days termites congregate very close to the surface, but still inside the safety of the mound, looking for warmth as the first rays of sunlight greets the day. Freshly build parts of the mound can still be broken before it cements into unbreakable concrete. Yellow-billed hornbills know this and they can often be seen feeding on the protein rich termites.  Freezing guests in open safari cruisers barely offer them a glance as they drive past looking for the bigger attractions that the bush can offer. Top of the list for many guests are to see a kill. Little do they know that it sometimes happens right under their nose.

Post by Robbie Prehn

Hornbill during Pondoro safari

 

Hornbill at Pondoro Game Lodge

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