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Piercing

Southern ground hornbills are carnivorous and mostly hunt on the ground, where they find the majority of their food. This food ranges from insects to small animals. Their nests are often found in high in tree cavities or other shallow cavities, such as rock holes in cliff faces. These birds are a long-lived species, having lifespans in the range of 50–60 years, and up to 70 in captivity. In relation to their long lives, they do not reach sexual maturity until 4–6 years old and begin breeding around 10 years old. Their sex can be identified by the colour of their throats, where the males are pure red and the females are a deep violet-blue.
Info source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_ground_hornbill

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