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Shoebill: Balaenicipitidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Shoebills And People, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

Shoebills live in central Africa. Most of them are in southern Sudan and northern Uganda. Some are also found in Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and Rwanda.

Shoebills live in swamps or beside marshy lakes or rivers where floating ferns, cattails and papyrus (puh-PIE-rus) grow. Papyrus is a tall water plant that covers some swampy areas.


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