Photo of Hamerkop

Hammerhead: The hamerkop is named for how the shape of its heavy bill and large head crest resembles a hammer.

Latin name: Scopus umbretta Where: Birds of the World Length: 1.8 ft Weight: 15 oz Habitat: Wetland, woodland, and savannah Diet: Frogs, fish, crustaceans, worms, and insects Range: Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, and southwestern Asia


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