Einar's Photos | Uganda | Victoria Nile | ShoebillInReeds_OM11029

The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), also known as the shoebilled-stork (it's not a stork) or the whalehead, is related to the pelicans. Found in the swamps of central tropical Africa, this one was in the delta region of the Victoria Nile just before it flows into Lake Albert. A lot easier to see in the zoo; San Diego Safari Park has one.

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