Order Pelecaniformes

Family Scopidae

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  • Medium-sized wading birds with heavy bill and singular backward-pointing crest.
  • Afrotropical Region.
  • Woodland and wetlands.
  • 50-56 cm.
  • 1 genus, 1 species, 2 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Elliott, A. (2019). Hamerkop (Scopidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52204 on 16 December 2019).