Hamerkop

I love this bird. It seems to be right out of the illustrations of a XIXth Century book about prehistoric wildlife (and it’s the only living species of the genus Scopus). I love its name. It seems a near impossibility (that’s probably why there are so many other possible names like Hammerkop, Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead).

Hamerkop
Hamerkop
Hamerkop
Hamerkop
Hamerkop
Hamerkop

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), Ombrette.
Moremi National Park, Botswana, May 2010.

2 Replies to “Hamerkop”

  1. Thanks a lot. I hope that I can keep satisfying you in the coming weeks.

    I have a few more shots to disclose. The treasure trove from Botswana is not empty yet.

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