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Shoebill
 
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Scientific Name:
Balaeniceps rex
Location(s):
Africa, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Global, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, South Central Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia Read more
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IUCN
The total population has been estimated at 5,000-8,000 individuals (T. Dodman in litt. 2002), and a total population estimate of fewer than 10,000 individuals is supported by Dinesen and Baker (2006). The range of 5,000-8,000 individuals roughly equates to 3,300-5,300 mature individuals. ...
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Wikipedia
The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified in the order Ciconiiformes, its true affiliations with other living birds is ambiguous. Some authories now reclassify it with the Pelecaniformes. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.[ 2] ...
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