Shoebill chick

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Shoebill chick

Directly in front of us, a Shoebill chick was lying on its nest, a sight which few western birders will have seen and one of my great wildlife moments. I was using a long telephoto lens so we were further from the nest than it appears in this photo.

Country: Zambia
Location: Bangweulu Swamps
Family: Shoebill (Balaenicipitidae)
Species: Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex)
Date taken: 07/08/2014