African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus

African Openbill
African Openbill
The African Openbill, also called the African Open-billed Stork, is so named as its bill does not close completely. The lower mandible is curved, so does not close tightly with the straighter upper beak. It is said this curved, pointed lower bill allows the bird to extract snails and water molluscs from their shells. It has black plumage, iridescent on its upper back and "shoulders."
African Openbill
African Open-billed Stork The Openbill is found in much of sub-Saharan Africa.
African Openbill
African Openbill
African Openbill
African Openbill