The hamerkop is a medium-sized wading bird. The shape of its head with a long bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, which has given this species its name. It is found in Africa, Madagascar to Arabia, living in a wide variety of wetlands, including estuaries, lakesides, fish ponds, riverbanks and rocky coasts. The hamerkop, which is a sedentary bird that often show local movements, is not globally threatened and is locally abundant in Africa and Madagascar.
More information on Hamerkop can be found on Wikipedia.
Posts where we have spotted Hamerkop in the wild
Other wildlife we spotted in the wild
Have a look at the other wildlife we ‘achievied’ to spot in the wild as well as other types of Achievies…