Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Shoebill Stork

I am enthralled by these birds. They are our obvious link to dinosaurs. Take a look at this:





The shoebill is primarily a silent bird, but one of the few noises it makes is a machine gun-like bill-clattering, generally used by members of a nesting pair to communicate with each other and their nestlings.  Shoebills may also utter croaking sounds, cow-like moos, whines, and nestlings may beg for food with hiccups.


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