Family: Bucorvidae (ground-hornbills)

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The family is endemic to Africa and there are two species: (1) the Northern (Abyssinian) ground-hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus, which occurs from Senegal in the west, across the Sahel to Ethiopia in the east; and (2) the Southern ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri, which occurs in southern and east Africa. 

Species indigenous to southern Africa

Bucorvus leadbeateri (Southern ground-hornbill) Bucorvus leadbeateri (Southern ground-hornbill)

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