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Bucorvus leadbeateri (Southern Ground Hornbill)

Wikipedia Abstract

The southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri; formerly known as Bucorvus cafer), is one of two species of ground hornbill and is the largest species of hornbill. The other species of the genus Bucorvus is the Abyssinian ground hornbill, B. abyssinicus.
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Adult Weight [1]  8.49 lbs (3.851 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  100.5 grams
Female Weight [3]  7.372 lbs (3.344 kg)
Male Weight [3]  9.24 lbs (4.191 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [3]  25.3 %
Clutch Size [5]  2
Fledging [1]  86 days
Incubation [4]  40 days
Maximum Longevity [6]  70 years
Female Maturity [1]  4 years 5 months
Male Maturity [1]  3 years


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Panthera leo (Lion)[7]
Panthera pardus (Leopard)[7]

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2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Kemp, A. 1995. The Hornbills. Oxford: Oxford University Press
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5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
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7The Serengeti food web: empirical quantification and analysis of topological changes under increasing human impact, Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann and Han Olff, Journal of Animal Ecology 2011, 80, 484–494
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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