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BirdPix:   625
Province:  
Country:   Botswana
Locus:   1823DA
Observer:   Kennedy David; Photographs; Dave; Anne; Tina; Samantha Kennedy
Date of record:   2012-04-22
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   This bird has just captured am apple snail Pila sp., one of its principle food items. The tweezer-shaped bill is adept at pulling the snail out of its shell.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   74
Species name:   Anastomus lamelligerus
Common name:   African (Openbilled) Openbill (Stork) -- Oopbekooievaar
Family:   Ciconiidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-625
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 625 - photo: 1
VM-number: 625 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Jason Kyle Boyce
Comment:  
Date:   2012-09-24 19:10:03
Species name:   Anastomus lamelligerus -- African (Openbilled) Openbill (Stork); Oopbekooievaar
Species code:   74

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