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The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. The strangest aspect of Hamerkop behavior is the huge nest, sometimes more than 1.5 m across, comprising perhaps 10,000 sticks and strong enough to support a man's weight.
By a river.
See a picture of the nest here:http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/8974175