The Shoebill. Native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa.This large stork-like bird gets its name because of the shape of its beak. Even though it was already known to ancient Egyptians and Arabs, the bird was only classified in 19th century.

~~Shoebill by Patrick Weinhold~~ great photo - unusual looking birds make me smile!

Shoebill - native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa

Shoebill - native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa large blue bird africa

Shoebill, a large stork-like bird native to Africa. This bird is Threatened, with less than 10,000 birds left in the wild. The main threats are habitat loss and hunting.

Shoebill Stork (Balaeniceps rex) Sudan and Zambia in tropical East Africa.

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The 5 foot tall shoebill. Imagine seeing this thing walk towards you outside at night

A 5 foot tall shoebill! The average adult height is Also known as the Whalehead or Shoe-billed stork, they live in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.

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In 1945 while Berlin was being bombed this zoo resident shoebird was given domicile and cared for by a nurse in her apartment.

As Soviet troops approached Berlin in citizens did their best to take care of Berlin Zoo's animals.

Meet The Shoebill Stork

Meet The Shoebill Stork

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Shoebills are usually terrifying but this is just adorable.

Shoebills My butt! My butt, its hot hot hot!

Shoebill - The Loftwings in Skyward Sword were based on these goofy-looking, adorable fellas.

Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) a. Whalehead or Shoe-billed stork, is very large stork-like bird. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia

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