The South African Bird Ringing Unit

Ringing birds around Africa!


APNR Southern Ground Hornbill Project & Mabula Ground Hornbill Project

Researcher/s: Dr Kyle-Mark Middleton, Dr Lucy Kemp, Carrie Hickman, Dr Rita Covas, A/Prof Susan Cunningham

Project Webpage

Species: Southern Ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri (=cafer))
Location: Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR Project),, , South Africa
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Running From: ongoing for 20+ years
Ring Type: Legring: 3 letters, 4 numbers
Colour Combination: SGH 0001 - SGH 0050

APNR project – Long term research project, carrying out fundamental research to aid conservation of the species. The project installs and monitors artificial nests, researching reproductive success and carries out ringing of nestlings. Mabula Ground Hornbill Project - Working to slow and reverse the decline of Southern Ground-Hornbill through research, monitoring, mitigation, restoration, education, and improvement.