Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Storks :: African Openbill

African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus

Described by: Temminck (1823)
Alternate common name(s): African Open-billed Stork, Openbill, African Open-bill Stork
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Botswana - Aug, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Tanzania - Sep, 1999 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jan, 2005 © Penni Warncke  Botswana - Aug, 2002 © Tom Stephenson 
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Africa s. of the Sahara in unforested regions; W. Madagascar;
Two populations;
(1) Senegambia, e. Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, s. Mali (Niger River), Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, s. Niger (Lake Chad), Nigeria, Cameroon, s. Chad, Central African Republic, s. Sudan, sw. Ethiopia, Eritrea, s. Somalia, Kenya (Garsen, Tana River, Kisumu), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, Tanzania, Congo, Gabon, Angola, Zambia (Zambezi River, lower Kafue Basin, Luangwa Valley, Lake Bangweulu), Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, ex.n. and se. Namibia, n. e. and s. Botswana, e. South Africa.
(2) C. w. Madagascar (Mahajanga to Morombe).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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