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Hamerkop

Zoo Location: Wetland
 Hamerkop
Habitat

Tree-lined streams.

Wild Diet

Amphibians, fish, insects and crustaceans.

Behaviour

This bird has a long, heavy, hooked bill and a backward pointing crest. In flight it holds its neck slightly curved back. It is active at dusk.

Breeding

The females lay 3-6 eggs which are incubated for 30 days. Both parents care for the young.

 Hamerkop  Hamerkop

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Scopus umbretta
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Ciconiiformes
  • Family: Scopidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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