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Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), Nairobi National Park, Kenya

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Uploaded 09 Jul 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: African Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Hamerkop, also known as Hammerkop,Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead, is a medium-sized wading bird (56 cm long, weighing 470 g). The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. The bird occurs in wetlands of Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar.
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