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

Meet The Shoebill Stork

Meet The Shoebill Stork

Le bec en sabot du Nil, un des oiseaux de plus en plus rare.

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!

Cute shoebill asks his owner for head rubs

Cute shoebill asks his owner for head rubs – Gif Finder – Find and Share funny animated gifs

shoebill stork  (photo by halex)

Shoebill Stork (Photo by Halex) A face only a mother could love.

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.

This bird is Balaeniceps rex, living in Africa

Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex / Bec-en-sabot du Nil) living in Africa

Now that's a funny face!  (shoebill stork). Only ever seen gray before, looks better in blue x ¥ x

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

The Shoebill Stork is one of the worlds more endangered species and is actually considered one of the worlds ugliest animals next to the Wildebeest. People have clearly never delved deeply enough into the species of the sea to think this bird one of the ugliest animals on earth.

The Shoebill Stork is one of the worlds more endangered species and is actually considered one of the worlds ugliest animals next to the Wildebeest. People have clearly never delved deeply enough into the species of the sea to think this bird one of the u

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