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Hamerkop or hammerhead stork, Scopus umbretta Featured Hamerkop Print

Hamerkop or hammerhead stork, Scopus umbretta

Hamerkop or hammerhead stork, Scopus umbretta, and Asian openbill stork, Anastomus oscitans.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croix's Dictionary of Natural Science: Ornithology, Paris, France, 1816-1830. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Miss Coignet, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History

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88889-07889-075 Featured Hamerkop Print


The Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), also known as Hammerkop, Hammerkopf, Hammerhead, Hammerhead Stork, Umbrette, Umber Bird, Tufted Umber, or Anvilhead, is a medium-sized wading bird (56 cm long, weighing 470 g). The shape of its head with a curved bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name