I love hornbills. Any hornbill....big ones, little ones, Asian ones, African ones....and they don’t come much bigger than the Southern Ground-Hornbill. Having missed their larger-casqued cousins, the Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, in Uganda and Gambia it was an immense relief to catch up with this beast of a bird last year in South Africa’s excellent Kruger National Park. Not that they were very easy either – at Punda Maria (about as north as you can go in the park) we missed a family of 8 along the road on one day, but finally caught up with a lone male striding across the road the next. What an amazing bird!