Hammerkop

These birds build nests from pile of sticks in the shape of an inverted pyramid with a ‘V’ notch in the front for the entrance tunnel. The hamerkop, often referred to as the hammerhead or hammerhead stork, is classified between storks and herons, having features of both and enough justification for being a family of their own. The hamerkop features prominently in African legend and folklore and some indigenous tribes believe that if a hamerkop flies over a hut that hut must be demolished immediately.

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Hammerkop

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