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Shoe bill Stork

Balaeniceps rex

Description:

Shoebills feed in muddy waters, preying on fish, frogs, reptiles such as baby crocodiles, and small mammals. They nest on the ground and lay from 1 to 3 eggs, usually during the dry season.

Notes:

These pictures where taken in a bird park. This bird is NOT native to Singapore


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29 Comments (1–25)

AlikaKay
AlikaKay 6 years ago

That guy definitely has some Character!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Fabulous shots of what is (for me) a creepy bird.

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Thank you Emma :)

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

This is a great pic!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

Tip: browse children's picture book stores/libraries. Find books produced in the quality & style you like. Contact the publisher with your ideas + sample photos.
(Haha, sorry if you think I'm taking this too seriously!)

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

Exactly. And because you have that feel of each of your animal's faces, (i.e. 'know what they're saying'), you're probably the best one to write this book as well... Big challenge: to find the right publisher.

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

I thought you was Joking Ann, wont I need someone to write it for me if I was going to do this? As you can probably tell I love taking photos of animals close up, I think every animals face tells a different 'story'. Thanks for the idea.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

Haha, no need for any profit-splitting - I'll just give you an idea: Since you have so many superb 'head-shots' of different animals, why not have the book with the story line of 'Who's the most good-looking creature in the world'. And then next to each picture is the caption: "I am!" said the ..... (name of animal) "Just look at my.... !" (unique feature). That way it's also educational as the kids learn the animals' names.

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Ah Thanks Ann, Maybe you can come up with a story using my bird photos and we can split the profit :) ha ha Hope your well.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

As he died a while ago, I officially nominate you, Sean, as the writer...
In fact, seriously - with your photos I reckon you could put together such a fantastic picture/photo book for children with all those bird characters.
(I've been organizing a new little library here, so have gone through 100s of children's books the last few days.)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Ann you never know he might write a new book on Sean's Angry Bird!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

Inspiration for Dr Seuss, I'd say.

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

New picture added

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Thought you would like that Ann ha ha

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

hahahahahaha!

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Ann we should call this one Sean's T Rex Shoe Billed Storkasaurus :)

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

You're not kidding! I never knew a stork could look so... so, well, intimidating! (No wonder he has "rex" in his name.)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

ha ha thanks Ann, I think this one is even more angrier than the last!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 6 years ago

Wow, another one of Sean's Seriously Impressive birds! :-)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Hi ceherzog, yeah I am originally from the UK, but currently Living and working in Singapore until the end of the year.

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

Really nice...Sean, do you live in Singapore?

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 6 years ago

Hahaha. Well with a bill like a block of shoe, who wouldn't be angry? It seems heavy! :-)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

I call this ones Erics Angry Shoe Bill Bird.
Maybe hes angry because he doesnt like his beak?? lol

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 6 years ago

Hmmm. Looks like another angry bird :-)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 6 years ago

Pretty interesting birds, they almost look fake when you see them! Karen I certainly wouldn't want to get near that beak of his that's for sure.

Singapore, Singapore

Lat: 1.35, Long: 103.82

Spotted on Aug 23, 2011
Submitted on Aug 23, 2011

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