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Canon
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Canon EOS 20D
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1/320 second
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F/6.3
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300 mm
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100
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Jun 14, 2010, 3:01:59 PM
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Shoebill Stroke by Darkshadowchild Shoebill Stroke by Darkshadowchild
WIld Animal Park San Deigo, Ca

The Shoebill, Balaeniceps rex, also known as Whalehead, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. The Shoebill is a very large bird. The adult is 115-150 cm (45-59 in) tall, 100-140 cm (40-55 in) long, 230-260 cm (91-103 in) across the wings and weighs 4 to 7 kg (8.8-15.5 lbs). The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia.

Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-300mm
Photographer: me

Taken on: 06/14/2010
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