The 5 foot tall shoebill. Imagine seeing this thing walk towards you outside at night

A 5 foot tall shoebill! The average adult height is Also known as the Whalehead or Shoe-billed stork, they live in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.

proust73: “ Hamerkop By Graeme Guy ” What is a hamerkop? Interesting looking fellow.

Hamerkop by Graeme Guy - Lake Baringo, Kenya The Hamerkop is a medium sized wading bird. The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. It ranges from Africa, Madagascar to Arabia, in wetlands of

"Remember to work it on the runway like me!" Secretarybird...a real fashionista...

Secretary Bird - "The Secretarybird or Secretary Bird is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Sahara." (wikip)<<<They are also very good at hunting snakes.

97.5k Likes, 861 Comments - Wildlife Planet (@wildlifeplanet) on Instagram: “Photo by @bird_drangsland check out his feed for more! #WildlifePlanet”

This sweet little bird is the Bearded Reedling also known as the Bearded Tit. - by David Drangsland

bearded vulture - cuteness level 6.  this this is so awesome looking.

The magnificent Bearded Vulture

magicalnaturetour: “(via Regal by Grayson Dicks / 500px) ”

The kori bustard is the largest flying bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family, which all belong to the order Gruiformes and are restricted in distribution to the Old World. I Wikipedia (via Regal by Grayson Dicks / -

Superb lyrebirds are famed for their extraordinary ability to mimic. They imitate other bird calls, as well as human sounds such as car alarms and camera shutters. Their habitat is in Australia  . A fascinating and amazing  bird!

Superb lyrebirds are famed for their extraordinary ability to mimic. They imitate other bird calls, as well as human sounds such as car alarms and camera shutters. Their habitat is in Australia . A fascinating and amazing bird!

Nature Got Really Weird When These 20 Birds Evolved, Because, WHOA. #3 Is Nuts!

28 Dazzling Exotic Birds You Probably Never Heard Of ~ Livingstone's Turaco. Turacos make up the bird family Musophagidae (literally 'banana eaters'). Depsite the name, they generally do not eat bananas.

Really Weird Birds

Really Weird Birds

Shoebill - native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa

Shoebill - native to large swamps from Sudan to Zambia in tropical east Africa large blue bird africa

ACEO Original watercolor art painting whimsical bird weird bird with hat & shoes

ACEO Original watercolor art painting whimsical bird weird bird with hat & shoes

Unusual, Strange And Weird Birds Of North Carolina

Unusual, Strange, and Weird Birds of North Carolina

Some of my favorite unusual birds in North Carolina. When you live in NC you don't have to go far to the find the exotic and unusual.

Kori Bustard bird - Male showing of his plumage to the ladies. - Exotic Birds

Photo "Kori bustard - male in love" by Paolo Maffioletti- looks like he has on a fur coat

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