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Aug 27, 2021 | by Adrian Binns

Rare and elusive, the inconceivable Shoebill is a bird to behold. The only member of it’s family, and found only in a handful of African wetlands, this giant-sized wader looks prehistoric. On our recent tour in Uganda, we found this odd-looking target bird with a humongous bill shaped like a clog, at Mabamba Swamp – one of few reliable spots in the world to see it standing motionless amid the papyrus and reed beds, searching for lungfish, eels, or baby crocodiles!

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