Shoebill

Shoebill
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Bird
Species
  Shoebill

 
Status
  Vulnerable
Added by
  SkyeNicole - falcon
Date Updated
  Sat Dec 7 12:27:32 2013
Image Credit
  File:Shoebill_couple2.jpg
Image Comment
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Sorter Stats: Hits 46   At Bats 96   Average 0.479 Habitats: freshwater

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Shoebill Facts & Trivia for kids

  • Despite the often used named of Shoebill Stork, Shoebills are not in the Stork family.
  • Shoebills are native to central Africa.
  • Shoebills often hunt for prey in areas where pools of water are drying out.
  • Shoebills eat fish, frogs and small mammals.
  • Shoebills have unusual hunting styles, where they plung or fall on their prey.
  • Shoebills have sharp bills and can use it to chop up their prey before eating.
  • Shoebills are large birds that can reach 4 to almost 5 feet in height.
  • Showbills are usually silent birds.
  • Shoebills move slowly and have a tendency to stand still for long periods of time.
  • Shoebills will pour water on their eggs on extremely hot eggs to cool the eggs down.
  • Male and female Shoebills look alike.
  • Shoebills do not migrate.
  • Shoebills often live in papyrus swamps and will nest on floating vegetation.

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