What they look like
Covered in brown feathers with purple iridescence, hammerkops have a long pointed bill, with stork-like legs and partially webbed feet.
- Considered bad luck to harm, they are mainly eaten by larger carnivores.
- Nests can be 6ft high and wide and weigh as much as an adult human.
What they eat
Frogs, fish and invertebrates.
Fresh water lakes, ponds, swamps and marshes.
Where they live
Souther and Central Africa.