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3 Von der Decken's hornbills on display at zoo

Friday - 8/16/2013, 8:49pm  ET

This June 2, 2013 photo provided by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore shows Von der Decken’s hornbills (Tockus deckeni). The zoo announced their addition to its African Aviary on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. The birds 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. (AP Photo/The Maryland Zoo, Jeffrey F. Bill)

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 their 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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