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Hamerkop (or Hammerkop)

Order: Pelicaniformes
Family: Scopidae

NB: The classification if hamerkops is currently in flux.
In Wikipedia, even the spelling of Hamerkop is highly inconsistent between pages.
I have gone with the pelicaniformes classification which seems to be supported by DNA homology analysis.
The two species of hamerkop do seem to form a unique group at the family level.

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Hammerhead

hammerkopf

Hammerkopf (Scopus umbretta)
Serengeti
July, 2012

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Kop with a hamer

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Hamerkop (_MG_1723 hammerkop.jpg)
July , 2013

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Other Pelecaniformes

+ Pelecanidae: Pelicans
+ Ardeidae: Herons, Egrets, Bitterns
+ Threskiornithidae: Ibis
+ Scopidae: Hammerkop

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Last modified: November 14, 2013
Created: January 10, 2013 (from pelican.html)