Amazing Shoebill

китоглавThis fabulous bird is a royal heron otherwise known as shoebill. The homeland of royal herons are marshy areas of sub-Saharan Africa. The birds’ habitat is quite large, but shoebill population is very small and fragmented. The largest group of them make its home in Southern Sudan.китоглав2 Shoebill can stand still for long hours in shallow water. китоглав1 Shoebills are well adapted to life in the marshes — their long legs with wide apart toes allow them to move easily through the mud.китоглав5The bird is most active at dawn, but sometimes it hunts during the day.китоглав4

Shoebill [C]

A Shoebill shot in Ueno Zoo, Tokyo.

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