Shoebill

Local nameShoebill
LocationKiruhura, Uganda, Uganda

The shoebill also known as whalehead, whale-headed stork, or shoe-billed stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its enormous shoe-shaped bill. It has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified with the storks in the order Ciconiiformes based on this morphology. However, genetic evidence places 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.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoebill

Address Uganda

Coordinates -0°40'59.113" N 30°55'33.466" E

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