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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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Reserve officer Rebecca Pitman had reported she couldn't believe her eyes when she spotted the shoebill, which feeds on baby crocs, fish and snakes, lurking in the reeds.
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.
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.
One of the birds in particular jeopardy is the shoebill, an indigenous African bird.
It is one of the few places you may be lucky enough to see a shoebill.
Answer to February's "Who Am I?" 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).
It had been planted by Tim Henshall, a SHOO OFF 4ft shoebill UK representative of the Ugandan Tourist Board, in a PR stunt ahead of the British Birdwatching Fair at the site next weekend.
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.
"The groups now thought to be closest to pelicans, the shoebill and hamerkop, must also have differentiated very early," New Scientist quoted Louchart as saying.