The Angry Birds in real life: Shoebill. The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-l.
A new genetic study of birds shows that parrots, such as these African Fischer's lovebirds, are songbirds' closest relatives. As is true of many songbirds, parrots learn their songs from their parents.