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Scopus umbretta


The Hamerkop also known as Hammerkop,Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead, is a medium-sized wading bird. The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name.

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bayucca 9 years ago
Scopus umbretta Hamerkop

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Jinki Afrika
Jinki Afrika 9 years ago

Thanks, Bayucca, for the ID :) I only saw this bird only once and hope to see it again and get a better shot.

Jinki Afrika
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Jinki Afrika

Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012


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