Shoebill

Balaeniceps rex - Bec-en-sabot du Nil

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Balaenicipitidés

  • Genus
    :

    Balaeniceps

  • Species
    :

    rex

Descriptor

Gould, 1850

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 120 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 260 cm.
  • Weight
    : 4000 à 7000 g
Longevity

36 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) is a species of bird in the Balaenicipitidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Bec-en-sabot du Nil,
  • Picozapato,
  • Bico-de-sapato,
  • Schuhschnabel,
  • papucscsőrű madár,
  • Schoenbekooievaar,
  • Becco a scarpa,
  • Träskonäbb,
  • Treskonebb,
  • člnozobec veľký,
  • člunozobec africký,
  • Træskonæb,
  • kenkänokka,
  • bec d'esclop,
  • trzewikodziób,
  • Китоглав,
  • ハシビロコウ,
  • 鲸头鹤,
  • 鯨頭鸛,

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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