(Scopus umbretta)

FUN FACT

The Hamerkop builds the largest nest, relative to its size, or any bird. Hamerkop nests can be as much as five feet in diameter, and are strong enough to hold the weight of an adult human!

Distribution

Habitat

Wetlands.

Diet

Frogs, fish, insects.

Breeding

Compulsive nest-builders, making 3-5 nests each year.

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Hamerkops in both our Tropical Rainforest and Wetlands of the Americas exhibits.