Hammerkop ( Scopus Umbretta ) . The Hammerkop Has A Long Shaggy Crest And A Curv ...
Stockphoto ID: 3534430
File name: GF_Ethiopia-Bird_563.jpg
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Source: photographer Based in: Israel
Description: Hammerkop ( Scopus umbretta ) . The hammerkop has a long shaggy crest and a curved bill , which , when viewed side on , makes the head resemble a hammer . The hammerkop is found in all wetland habitats in sub saharan Africa , Madagascar and southwest Arabia . Hammerkops are wading birds and their food includes fish , frogs , rodents and similar small animals . The hammerkop nest is a huge haystack like construction , almost 2 metres wide , which is reused each year . Photographed in Ethiopia in February