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shoebill, whalehead, shoe-billed stork (Balaeniceps rex)
Subject: shoebill, whalehead, shoe-billed stork (Balaeniceps rex)
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Balaeniceps rex -Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan -upper body-8a - shoebill, whalehead, shoe-billed stork (Balaeniceps rex).jpg
Resolution: 3008x2000 File Size: 2574203 Bytes Date: 2006:07:15 10:14:55 Camera: PENTAX K100D (PENTAX Corporation ) F number: f/5.6 Exposure: 1/250 sec Focal Length: 170/1 Upload Date: 2017:02:14 13:03:56

shoebill, whalehead, shoe-billed stork (Balaeniceps rex)

The shoebill's conspicuous bill is its most well-known feature.

Description Balaeniceps rex
English: Shoebill at Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan.
Date 15 July 2006, 10:14:55
Source originally posted to Flickr as Ueno zoo, Tokyo, Japan
Author pelican

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 authorities 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. Order: Pelecaniformes, Family: Balaenicipitidae, Genus: Balaeniceps, Species: Balaeniceps rex Gould, 1850.

Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)
Scientific Name: Balaeniceps rex Gould, 1850
Common Names:
English – Shoebill, Whale-headed Stork
French – Bec-en-sabot
Spanish – Picozapato
French: Bec-en-sabot du Nil German: Schuhschnabel Spanish: Picozapato
Taxonomy: Balaeniceps rex Gould, 1850, upper White Nile.
South Sudan and SW Ethiopia to S DRCongo and N Zambia; irregular non-breeding visitor in Central African Republic.

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