Southern Ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri


Cilliers, D.; Evans, S.; Coetzee, H.; van Rensburg, L. 2013. Developing a site selection tool to assist reintroduction efforts for the Southern Ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri. Ostrich 84: 101-111.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 2001. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Jordan, M. 2011. Southern Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) Species Recovery Plan for South Africa. Johannesburg: Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (SSC/IUCN)/CBSG South Africa/Johannesburg Zoo/Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Kemp, A. C. 2005. Southern Ground-Hornbill. In: Hockey, P.A.R.; Dean, W.R.J.; Ryan, P.G. (ed.), Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, pp. 158-159. Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town.

Kemp, A.C. 1990. Behavioural ecology of the Southern Ground Hornbill: are competitive offspring at a premium? . Proceedings of International 100 Deutscheornitologen-Gesselschaft Meeting Current topics in avian biology, Bonn, 1988: 267-271.

Kemp, L.; Neller, S. 2015. Proposal for the inclusion of Southern Ground-Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) in CITES Appendix II.

Simmons, R. E. 2015. Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri. In: Simmons, R. E.; Brown, C. J.; Kemper, J. (ed.), Birds to watch in Namibia: red, rare and endemic species, pp. 38-39. Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia Nature Foundation.

Taylor, M.R.; Kemp, L. 2015. Southern Ground-Hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri. In: Taylor, M. R.; Peacock, F.; Wanless, R. M. (ed.), The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, pp. 119-121. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Theron, N.; Dalton, D.; Grobler, J. P.; Jansen, R.; Kotze, A. 2013. Molecular insights on the re-colonization of the Limpopo Valley, South Africa, by Southern Ground-Hornbills. J. Ornithol. 154: 727-737.

Wilson, G.; Hockey, P.A.R. 2013. Causes of variable reproductive performance by Southern Ground-hornbill Bucorvus leadbeateri and implications for management. Ibis 155: 476-484.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Bucorvus leadbeateri. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.