This very large bird is half-stork, half-pelican. Its wings may span up to 2.5 meters. These birds usually live close to hippos and as these massive mammals bulldoze water and force fish to the surface the shoebills are able to catch them easier. The shoebill also has the ability to stand motionless for hours while hunting.
The Dimplify team loves nature and we believe that the world we live in and the unique creatures around us are astounding. Have a look at the collection of 50 species we made that most of us have never even heard of. Scroll to the end of the article for the bonus photo which may be the coolest part!