Hamerkop

Scopus umbretta - Ombrette africaine

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Scopidés

  • Genus
    :

    Scopus

  • Species
    :

    umbretta

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 56 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 90 à 94 cm.
  • Weight
    : 415 à 430 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta) is a species of bird in the Scopidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Scopus umbretta umbretta (tropical Africa, Madagascar, sw Arabia)
  • Scopus umbretta minor (coastal w Africa)

Foreign names

  • Ombrette africaine,
  • Avemartillo,
  • Pássaro-martelo,
  • Hammerkopf,
  • gogó,
  • Hamerkop,
  • Umbretta,
  • Skuggstork,
  • Skyggefugl,
  • takatra tmavá,
  • kladivouš africký,
  • Hammerhoved,
  • vasarapäähaikara,
  • Hamerkop,
  • ocell martell,
  • waruga,
  • āmurgalvis,
  • Молотоголовая цапля,
  • シュモクドリ,
  • 锤头鹳,
  • 錘頭鸛,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches

Geographic range

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