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Shoebill Facts & Trivia for kids
- Despite the often used named of Shoebill Stork, Shoebills are not in the Stork family.
- Shoebills are native to central Africa.
- Shoebills often hunt for prey in areas where pools of water are drying out.
- Shoebills eat fish, frogs and small mammals.
- Shoebills have unusual hunting styles, where they plung or fall on their prey.
- Shoebills have sharp bills and can use it to chop up their prey before eating.
- Shoebills are large birds that can reach 4 to almost 5 feet in height.
- Showbills are usually silent birds.
- Shoebills move slowly and have a tendency to stand still for long periods of time.
- Shoebills will pour water on their eggs on extremely hot eggs to cool the eggs down.
- Male and female Shoebills look alike.
- Shoebills do not migrate.
- Shoebills often live in papyrus swamps and will nest on floating vegetation.
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