Bird perched.

Notice the fisherman having a shower in the background.
Bird perched.
Species: Hamerkop   Scopus umbretta
Subspecies: umbretta
Author: boaz ogola
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Added to IBC: 9 Oct 2013 - 10:11
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Altitude (m): 
1166 meters
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This bird is a scavanger and builds huge nests with separate rooms. It steals from fishermen too. Notice the nude fisherman at the background. That was my uncle.

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boaz ogola, IBC1036694. Accessible at

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boaz ogola, IBC1036694. Photo of Hamerkop Scopus umbretta at Lake Victoria, Kenya. Accessible at

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