The shoebill image, taken by Doug Janson, is from here. From Wordnik.com. [Archive 2006-05-01] Reference
The shoebill, also known as the whalehead, is a large bird from East Africa. From Wordnik.com. [Graham Hill: The Funny Lines We Draw Between Cute & Ugly Animals] Reference
They support the largest population of shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) in Africa with an estimated population of roughly 5,000. From Wordnik.com. [Saharan flooded grasslands] Reference
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. From Wordnik.com. [Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo] Reference
The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) is a large bird (4 feet tall, wingspan of 7.7 feet) that hails from tropical east Africa. From Wordnik.com. [Clipmarks | Live Clips] Reference
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. From Wordnik.com. [TreeHugger] Reference
Measuring up at nearly 5 feet tall, and native to the East African White Nile marshes, the shoebill has a wingspan of as much as 10 feet -- and a reputation for violent nocturnal feedings of fish, turtles, baby birds, and small crocodiles; however, with as few as 5,000 left in the world, the. From Wordnik.com. [TreeHugger] Reference
(It's a shoebill, the most patient feeder.). From Wordnik.com. [Unshelved] Reference
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