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Balaeniceps rex


The Shoebill is a tall bird (4 1/2 ft) resembling a stork, but is actually in the family of the pelicans.It is uniformly gray with a large brown spotted flesh colored bill.


It is found in swamps and marshes of central Africa as the bulk of their diet is fish and small water creatures (frogs, snakes, etc).


This individual was found in the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE.

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Lat: 41.23, Long: -95.93

Spotted on Aug 14, 2010
Submitted on Jan 29, 2019

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