African Openbill

Anastomus lamelligerus - Bec-ouvert africain

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Ciconiiformes

  • Family
    :

    Ciconiidés

  • Genus
    :

    Anastomus

  • Species
    :

    lamelligerus

Descriptor

Temminck, 1823

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 94 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 140 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1000 à 1300 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Bec-ouvert africain
adult plum. breeding
Bec-ouvert africain
immature

African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) is a species of bird in the Ciconiidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Anastomus lamelligerus lamelligerus (Africa south of the Sahara)
  • Anastomus lamelligerus madagascariensis (Madagascar)

Foreign names

  • Bec-ouvert africain,
  • Picotenaza africano,
  • bico-aberto,
  • Glanzklaffschnabel,
  • afrikai tátogatógólya,
  • Afrikaanse Gaper,
  • Anastomo africano,
  • afrikansk gapnäbbsstork,
  • Afrikagapenebb,
  • škározobec tmavý,
  • zejozob africký,
  • Afrikansk Gabenæb,
  • afrikanrakonokka,
  • Oopbekooievaar,
  • bec de tenalla africà,
  • kleszczak afrykański,
  • Африканский аист-разиня,
  • クロスキハシコウ,
  • 非洲钳嘴鹳,
  • 非洲鉗嘴鸛,

Voice song and cries

Bec-ouvert africain
juvenile

Habitat

Bec-ouvert africain
adult

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Inland Deltas ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels)

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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published: - Updated: 19-02-2020
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