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Hamerkop
Scopus umbretta qtl1
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Ardeae
Clade: Aequornithes
Family: Scopidae
Bonaparte, 1849
Genus: Scopus
Brisson, 1760
Species: S. umbretta
Binomial name
Scopus umbretta
Gmelin, 1789
Subspecies

S. u. umbretta
S. u. minor[2]

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Other common names Hammerkop, Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead.

Description

Similar species

Unmistakable. It is similar to the Shoebill and Boat-billed Heron, because of convergent evolution.[3]

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Distribution/habitat

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). Scopus umbretta. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 February 2009. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern.
  2. ^ "Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)". The Internet Bird Collection. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Elliott, A. (1992). "Family Scopidae (Hamerkop)". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J., eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 1. Lynx Edicions. 

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