03 May, 2011


Scientific Name: Scopus umbretta

Population Estimate: 170K - 1.1M

Range / Habitat: Year-round in wetland habitats of sub-Saharan African, Madagascar and parts of the Middle East.

Field Notes: Only member of its genus. Medium-sized wading bird, all brown. When neck extended, head resembles a hammer.

Personal Notes: Seen at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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