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shoebill

stork

A large, grey, stork-like bird with a large head (Balaeniceps rex); bill extremely wide and deep, shaped like a broad shoe; inhabits marshes in C Africa; nocturnal; eats small vertebrates, molluscs, and carrion; also known as the shoe-billed stork or whale-headed stork. (Family: Balaenicipidae.)

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