The African Grey Hornbill (Afrikaans name Grysneushoringvoel) is a common resident in broad-leafed woodlands.

It feeds mainly on animals, such as birds eggs and nestlings, insects, rodents and frogs, it feeds now and then on small fruit. It is seen foraging by flying between bushes, catching prey as it moves.

We saw these in the Kruger National Park, the female has yellow on its bill with a maroon tip


  1. Sharon Broli
    28 March 2020

    We spotted thre grey hornbills in our garden, in Pretoria. How common is this?

    • admin
      19 April 2023

      Hi Sharon

      Apparently these birds have a large range.
      These hornbills can be found in acacia savannas (thornveld), mopaneveld, dry broadleaved woodlands and riverine woodlands, ranging from extreme northern Kwazulu-Natal through Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and North West Province to the Northern Cape.


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