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Shoebill 

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Balaeniceps rex Scientific name
Pelicaniformes Order
Pelecanidae Family
110-140 cm. (Wingspan 230-260 cm) Length
Coastal waters, lagoons, estuaries, lakes. Range:- Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali Rare/Accidental, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia. Habitat
Altitude
Range
 1-3 White eggs, incubation 30-32 days, fledging 105-112 days. Clutch
Lungfish, catfish, frogs, snakes, monitors,  baby crocodiles, turtles, snails, small mammals, birds including small waterfowl. Food  
Solitary or in pairs, Territorial. Habits
3788 - TSN: 174891 World Number
Vulnerable Status

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AKA:- Czech: Clunozobec africkż, člunozobec africkż
Danish: Tręskonęb
German: Schuhschnabel, Schuschnabel
English: Bog Bird, Bogbird, Shoebill, Shoebill Stork, Shoe-billed Stork, Whale-headed Stork
Spanish: Pico Zapato, Picozapato
Estonian: kingnokk
Finnish: Kenkänokka
French: Bec-en-sabot, Bec-en-sabot du Nil
Italian: Becco a scarpa
Japanese: hashibirokou
Japanese: ハシビロコウ
Latin: Balaeniceps rex
Lithuanian: Batasnapis
Dutch: Schoenbekooievaar
Norwegian: Treskonebb
Polish: trzewikodziób
Portuguese: bico-de-tamanco, cegonha-bico-de-sapato
Russian: Китоглав
Slovak: Člnozobec krįl'ovskż, clnozobec velkż , člnozobec veľkż
Slovenian: Cevljekljun
Swedish: träskonäbb
Swahili: Korongo-nyangumi
Turkish: Pabuēgaga, Papuē-gagalı
Chinese: 鲸头鹤

 

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