The South African Bird Ringing Unit

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Namibian Hornbill Movement Project

Researcher/s: Dirk Heinrich , , ,

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Species: Damara Red-billed Hornbill (split) (Tockus damarensis)
Location: Namibia, , Namibia
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Running From: 2021 - onwards
Ring Type: Legring: 1 letter, 2 numbers
Colour Combination: yellow rings with black letters/numbers H01 – H50, and white rings with black letter/number A01 –A5

This project aims to invesigate the movement of male and female hornbills. Female hornbills will be colour ringed to see if they stay in the area, and if possible male hornbills will be metal/colour ringed to see if they return to their nests and females.