The strange stork called the African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) is a specialist mollusc feeder, with its straight upper mandible used for holding the prey while the sharp lower mandible expertly extracts the flesh. This Openbill was hunting in the shallows of the water impounded behind the causeway on the Sabie River in Kruger National Park.
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CitationBob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1496954. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1496954.
Bob Humphries and Sally Robinson, IBC1496954. Video of African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus at Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1496954.
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