Meet The Shoebill Stork

Meet The Shoebill Stork

I ❤ shoebills! Cegonha-bico-de-sapato A cegonha-bico-de-sapato ou bico-de-tamanco é uma ave de bico grosso, grande, largo e comprido, que lhe confere a aparência de um cetáceo. Vive em regiões pantanosas localizadas no centro do continente africano

I ❤ shoebills! Cegonha-bico-de-sapato A cegonha-bico-de-sapato ou bico-de-tamanco é uma ave de bico grosso, grande, largo e comprido, que lhe confere a aparência de um cetáceo. Vive em regiões pantanosas localizadas no centro do continente africano

CEGONHA BICO DE SAPATO - The Shoebill. Native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa.This large stork-like bird gets its name because of the shape of its beak. Even though it was already known to ancient Egyptians and Arabs, the bird was only classified in 19th century.

CEGONHA BICO DE SAPATO - The Shoebill. Native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa.This large stork-like bird gets its name because of the shape of its beak. Even though it was already known to ancient Egyptians and Arabs, the bird was only classified in 19th century.

Skeleton of a Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)    From: ‘On the osteology of Balaeniceps rex (Gould)’ by W. Kitchen Parker, 1860, Transactions of the Zoological Society of London Vol 4

Skeleton of a Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) From: ‘On the osteology of Balaeniceps rex (Gould)’ by W. Kitchen Parker, 1860, Transactions of the Zoological Society of London Vol 4

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