1. large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe
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  • They support the largest population of shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) in Africa with an estimated population of roughly 5,000. Saharan flooded grasslands
  • Notable mountain forest birds are the Rwenzori turaco, Musophaga johnstoni and the handsome francolin, Francolinus nobilis; also the forest ground thrush Turdus oberlaenderi and the shoebill Balaeniceps rex. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • The shoebill, also known as the whalehead, is a large bird from East Africa. Graham Hill: The Funny Lines We Draw Between Cute & Ugly Animals
  • The shoebill image, taken by Doug Janson, is from here. Archive 2006-05-01
  • Fortunately, once on the island, we found two more shoebills that stayed motionless among the papyrus, giving us long and lasting memories.
  • First, the skulls of those birds are totally and dramatically dissimilar, and second, does this mean that the shoebill is extinct?
  • Other globally threatened species recorded in this ecoregion include wattled crane (Bugeranus carunculatus, VU), which has its main breeding populations in the wetlands of Zambia, including the Kafue Flats and the Bangweulu and Busanga swamps, corncrake (Crex crex, VU), lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni, VU), great snipe (Gallinago media) and shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex). Zambezian flooded grasslands
  • The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) is a large bird (4 feet tall, wingspan of 7.7 feet) that hails from tropical east Africa. Clipmarks | Live Clips
  • While the shoebill is technically a type of stork, it's not hard to see why the cartoon kinds that always show up delivering babies don't look much like this hook-billed cousin. TreeHugger
  • It is one of the few places you may be lucky enough to see a shoebill.
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