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The hamerkop - Scopus umbretta Also taken in Ethiopia near Ziway Lake. Birds,Ethiopia,Etiopia,Geotagged,Hamerkop,Scopus umbretta Click/tap to enlarge

The hamerkop - Scopus umbretta

Also taken in Ethiopia near Ziway Lake.

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  1. Never heard about this bird. Nice photo. Posted 7 years ago
  2. Amazing creatures, beautiful portrait!
    Posted 7 years ago

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The Hamerkop , also known as Hammerkop, Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead, is a medium-sized wading bird . The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name.

Similar species: Storks, Ibis, Spoonbills
Species identified by Frankhuizen Photography
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Uploaded May 6, 2012. Captured in 6, Ziway, Ethiopia.