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African Openbill

Anastomus lamelligerus

The African Openbill is a species of stork in the Ciconiidae family.
open billed stork An open billed stork in the Okavango delta showing the nutcracker bill design specially to prey on aquatic snails African Openbill,Anastomus lamelligerus,Botswana,Geotagged,Summer

Distribution

It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.The bird mainly lives in areas close to water.
African_Openbill2  African Openbill,Anastomus lamelligerus,South Africa

Habitat

It is found in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.The bird mainly lives in areas close to water.
African_Openbill1  African Openbill,Anastomus lamelligerus,South Africa

Food

The African openbill feeds on aquatic invertebrates and frogs.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderCiconiiformes
FamilyCiconiidae
GenusAnastomus
SpeciesA. lamelligerus