Balaeniceps rex

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The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex). This large bird was previously classified with storks, but genetic evidence places it with the Pelecaniformes. If any bird could convince me that birds are dinosaur descendants, this guy is it.

The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex). This large bird was previously classified with storks, but genetic evidence places it with the Pelecaniformes. If any bird could convince me that birds are dinosaur descendants, this guy is it.

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Jacqueline Redwine
Happy shoebill, released into the wild after being rescued from poachers. Balaeniceps Rex, Shoebill Bird, Big Bird, Pet Birds, Interesting Animals, Shoebill Stork, Wild, Unusual Animals

Cheeky bird Kapotwe, who had been stolen from her mother's nest as a chick by evil poachers, had never learned to behave like a shoebill and instead spent her days getting into trouble with local fishermen at the Zambia research centre that had rescued her

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Brenda Causseaux
Shoe-billed Stork (Balaeniceps rex)

Shoe-billed Stork (Balaeniceps rex)

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Kombajn