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Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)




Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)
Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)
The Shoebill or Whalehead is a large bird -- standing up to 1.5 m or 60 inches tall -- that is related to the storks. The species is found in wetland areas in tropical east Africa and is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List for 2006.
Image code: ug3-3995
Photographer: Rhett Butler   Mongabay.com
Photographed In: Uganda (East Africa), East Africa Uganda
Camera: Canon
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Date Uploaded: 2006-Jun-25 | Last Update: Aug 5, 2013

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