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The ground hornbills are the only ground dwellers among hornbills. The large bill characteristic of the family may be why hornbills are the only birds with the first two neck vertebrae fused together. Hornbills are notable for their long eyelashes and rather stubby legs and toes. The African Ground hornbill's throat skin is inflatable, and sometimes inflates when it makes its guttural call.

The ground hornbills are the only ground dwellers among hornbills. The large bill characteristic of the family may be why hornbills are the only birds with the first two neck vertebrae fused together. Hornbills are notable for their long eyelashes and rather stubby legs and toes. The African Ground hornbill's throat skin is inflatable, and sometimes inflates when it makes its guttural call.

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Hornbill
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Tsavo West National Park
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