Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shoebill :: Shoebill

Shoebill Balaeniceps rex

Described by: Gould (1850)
Alternate common name(s): Whale-headed Stork, Shoe-billed Stork, Bogbird
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda - Jan 2, 2006 © Tom Tarrant  Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda - Dec, 2005 © Tom Tarrant  near Lake Victoria, Uganda - Mar, 2006 © Nigel Hacking 
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Tropical e. Africa;
S. Sudan (Aweil area e. to the Sudd region of the White Nile), ex. w. Ethiopia (Baro-Akobo swamps, Gombela district), Uganda (c. swamplands, Mabamba Swamp, Rift Valley lakes, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Kyoga, Lake Victoria, Nile basin), sw. Kenya, e. Rwanda (Kagera basin, Akagera National Park), e. Burundi, w. Tanzania (w. of Lake Victoria s. to Lake Tanganyika), se. Zaire (Katanga), nw. Zambia (Bangweulu and Kafue floodplains). Isolated records from ne. Cameroon, nc. Central African Republic (c. basin), ne. Nigeria (Lake Chad).


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


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