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Shoebill walsrode
Photographed at Weltvogelpark Walsrode, Germany
Blue Shoebill
Blue Shoebill
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Balaenicipitidae
Bonaparte, 1853
Genus: Balaeniceps
Gould, 1850

Balaeniceps rex
Balaeniceps cyaneus[made-up sp.]

Shoebills, (Balaenicipitidae, Balaeniceps) are a genus and family of birds. Both species stand about 3¼ feet (1 m) tall and enormous bills shaped like clogs[1].

It contains two species:


  1. ^ Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 

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