Monday, September 17, 2012



The Life of Animals | Shoebill | Distributed in tropical freshwater marshes of Southern Sudan Centre through parts of eastern Zaire, Rwanda, Uganda and western Tanzania. The distribution of this species seem to agree largely with papyrus and lungfish. The Shoebill is not migratory, with small movements due to seasonal changes in food availability and human disturbance habitat. The Shoebill is large freshwater swamps and dense. Nearly all wetlands that attract species of Cyperus papyrus and reeds Phragmites and Typha silence. More rarely, the species has been seen feeding in rice fields and flooded plantations. The Shoebill is a large bird with a large typical height of 110-140 cm (43-55) and some specimens can reach up to 150 cm (59 inches). Weight went 4-7 kg (8.8 to 15 lb) in Shoebill. The signature feature of this case is its huge bulbous bill is pale yellow with gray blotches.

pointed jaws Shoebill help decapitate their prey and also to remove any vegetation after the captured prey. Dark legs are sufficiently long, with a length of 21.7 to 25.5 cm tarsus (8.5 to 10.0). The feet of the Shoebill is exceptionally large, with the middle finger reaches 16.8 to 18.5 cm (6.6 to 7.3 inches) long. The neck is relatively shorter and thicker than other long-legged wading birds such as herons and cranes. Concussions Change, about 150 branches per minute is the slowest of almost any bird, except larger species stork. The plumage of adult birds is blue-gray with dark gray slate feathers flying. When we are born, Shoebills smallest letter, which is mainly gray silver. The Shoebill is attracted to shallow water fish often when oxygenated surface to breathe.

Shoebills usually feeds in muddy water, being solitary birds, forage at a minimum distance of 20 m (66 feet) of each other. This species is still patiently for prey slowly and watch. While hunting, Shoebill steps very slowly and often remains. Unlike some other wading birds, this species hunts conducted entirely with vision and do not know s' participate in the search for reality. Often, water and vegetation is removed during the strike and left edges of the jaw. Shoebills are largely piscivorous predators, but are assured of an impressive array of wetland vertebrates. Other prey consumed by this species, including frogs, water snakes, crocodiles and Nile monitor for children. There were also reports Shoebills simple Lechwe calf feed, even if confirmation is required. Because of its sharp beak, making a curve too high and wide, the Shoebill can hunt prey much larger, often target larger prey than other waders.

Bangweulu Swamps in Zambia, the main prey fed to young parents was Clarias mossambicus (catfish) and water snakes. In Uganda, catfish and lungfish mainly feed the young. was the solitary nature of Shoebills extending their breeding habits. Nests usually occur within 3 nests per square kilometer, unlike herons, cormorants, pelicans and storks nest in colonies. The couple farm Shoebills vigorously defend a territory, from February to April km2 (0.77 to 1.5 square miles) by his peers. North and south of the distribution of the species, nesting begins immediately after the rainy season. Birds build their nests on the floating platform, after crossing an area of about 3 m (9.8 ft) in diameter. The nest big flatbed is often partially submerged in water up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) deep. The hierarchy and the bridge are of aquatic vegetation. The eggs measure 80-90 mm (3.1 to 3.5 inches) in height from 56 to 61 mm (2.2 to 2.4 inches) and weighs about 164 g (5.8 oz). 

Envol is 105 days and Young birds can fly well, with 112 days. Shoebills small need three years until they reach full sexual maturity The Shoebill. usually silent but intimidation screens nest bill. chicks and adults participate in the cash bill during the breeding season, as a means of communication. There are images depicting the Egyptian Shoebill while the Arabs referred to the bird markub Abu, which means one with a shoe, a reference to the birds distinctive bill
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