Shoebill

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Shoebill

It was raining hard at 06:00 when we left Mabira to drive via Kampala towards Lake Victoria to try and find a Shoebill. The rain continued all morning and the bus was skidding on the track to the lake. The bus returned to Entebbe with some of the party whilst a few of us continued by 4×4 towards the lake. We hired a small crew and large motorised boat to take us out on the lake. Fortunately, the rain stopped and we were able to get wonderful close views of a Shoebill.

Country: Uganda
Location: Lake Victoria
Family: Shoebill (Balaenicipitidae)
Species: Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)
Date taken: 29/07/2011