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3 Von Der Decken’s Hornbills On Display At Maryland Zoo

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Photo by Jeffrey F. Bill/Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Photo by Jeffrey F. Bill/Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo is welcoming three new birds to its African Aviary.

Three Von der Decken’s hornbills are now in residence at the zoo. Officials say the birds have white and black feathers and hooked beaks, making them easy to spot. The male has a bright orange beak.

Von der Deckens are found across eastern Africa. They are 17 inches to 20 inches long. In the wild, their diet consists of snails, mice, nestling birds, lizards, tree frogs, seeds, fruit, berries and insects.

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