DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta). This large wading bird is found in all wetland habitats in sub-saharan Africa, Madagascar and southwest Arabia, where they feed on fish, frogs, rodents and similar small animals. The hamerkop's nest is a huge haystack-like construction, almost 2 metres wide, which is re-used each year. Photographed in Zimanga Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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