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Synonyms for shoebill

large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe

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ITO, Japan - The shoebill is a very large stork-like bird known for its habit of remaining motionless for long periods.
Mum shoebill has hatched two chicks and her treatment of one would have you on the phone to shoebill social services.
2010 Exploration Drilling Program, Burger Crackerjack, and SW Shoebill Prospects, Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska.
Any oil found at Shell's so-called Burger, Shoebill and Crackerjack prospects in the Chukchi, for example, would have to be transported approximately 60 miles to 80 miles to shore and then about 200 miles east via onshore pipeline to the nearest industrial facility.
Uganda, one the few countries where the bird is still found, has one of the largest shoebill populations, with over 200 birds living in the Lake Kyoga region alone.
It is one of the few places you may be lucky enough to see a shoebill.
The bird in the photograph is a shoebill--also called a shoebill stork or a whale-headed stork.
The Shoebill (Balaenicipitidae) gives a bill-clattering display similar to the Up-Down display of storks (Kahl 1972d), and the Secretarybird (Sagittariidae) performs an Up-down Bowing display similar to the Up-Down of storks and a Wings-Open display similar to the Flap-Dash (Kemp 1995).
The first involves a bird called a shoebill and when they talk about birds descended from dinosaurs you can really see it with this cold-eyed creature.