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A view of the Shoebill in flight (Balaeniceps rex) found in wetlands of Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Shoebill in flight (Balaeniceps rex) - wetlands of Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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. The shoebill is a tall bird, with a typical height range of 110 to 140 cm (43 to 55 in) and some specimens reaching as much as 152 cm (60 in). It is considered vulnerable.Habitat:freshwater swamps of central tropical Africa.Spotted by Pamsai in Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.

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. The shoebill is a tall bird, with a typical height range of 110 to 140 cm (43 to 55 in) and some specimens reaching as much as 152 cm (60 in). It is considered vulnerable.Habitat:freshwater swamps of central tropical Africa.Spotted by Pamsai in Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.

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"The rare shoebill, or whale-headed stork (balaeniceps rex), lives in papyrus swamps and river marshes, especially in the vicinity of Lake Albert and the Nile, Uganda. Photo by Nigel Pavitt".

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Shoebill Stork - Lake Victoria Uganda.  It looks like someone pranked a bird with big mask!

The Shoebill stork can be found hunting for lungfish in wetland areas throughout Uganda.

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