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African Open-billed Stork

Anastomus lamelligerus

Description:

Anastomus lamelligerus

Habitat:

Photographed in the Mosi-oa Tunya National Park, Zambia.

Notes:

It is typically a bird associated with marshes, swamps and lakes where it feeds primarily on molluscs. The specialized bill enables the easy extraction of snails from their shells.

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2 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

They even look spectacular in their flights... Precious bird...

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 8 years ago

That is one of the strangest bills I've ever seen

JeffCrocombe
Spotted by
JeffCrocombe

Southern Province, Zambia

Spotted on Dec 26, 2011
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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