Hammer Head

The hammerkop (Scopus umbretta) is an unusual bird to be sure. While strange enough in appearance, the oddest thing about this bird is its nest. It builds enormous nests, sometimes 1.5 meters wide, high in trees. The nests are made of sticks and mud and are reminiscent of beaver dams.

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    colleen September 7, 2015

    whew. lotta work for such a small bird

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