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Shoebill

Balaeniceps rex Gould, 1850

The Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. Although it has a somewhat stork-like overall form and has previously been classified in the order Ciconiiformes, its true affiliations with other living birds is ambiguous. Some authorities now reclassify it with the Pelecaniformes. The adult is mainly grey while the juveniles are browner. It lives in tropical east Africa in large swamps from Sudan to Zambia. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Balaenicipitidae
Genus:
  Balaeniceps

Scientific:
  Balaeniceps rex

Citation:
  Gould, 1850

Reference:
  Athenaeum no.1207 p.1315

Protonym:
  Balaeniceps rex

Avibase ID:
  47C7FDFD96162AC1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/47C7FDFD

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174891


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Geographic range:

  • Balaeniceps rex: Dense swamps of central Africa
English:
Shoebill
Czech:
člunozobec africký
German:
Schuhschnabel
Danish:
Træskonæb
Spanish:
Picozapato
Finnish:
kenkänokka
French:
Bec-en-sabot du Nil
Icelandic:
Skónefur
Italian:
Becco a scarpa
Japanese:
hashibirokou
Japanese:
ハシビロコウ
Dutch:
Schoenbekooievaar
Norwegian:
Treskonebb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Treskonebb
Polish:
trzewikodziób
Portuguese:
bico-de-tamanco
Russian:
Китоглав
Slovak:
člnozobec veľký
Swedish:
träskonäbb
Ukrainian:
Китоголов
Chinese:
鲸头鹤


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Bec-en-sabot du Nil ( Balaeniceps rex)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Bec-en-sabot du Nil ( Balaeniceps rex)
Clements 1st edition:
Whale-headed Stork ( Balaeniceps rex)
Clements 3rd edition:
Whale-headed Stork ( Balaeniceps rex)
Clements 4th edition:
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Whale-headed Stork ( Balaeniceps rex)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Whale-headed Stork ( Balaeniceps rex)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
James Lee Peters:
Balaeniceps rex
James Lee Peters (original):
Balaeniceps rex
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Balaeniceps rex
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Shoebill ( Balaeniceps rex)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Balaeniceps rex
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Balaeniceps rex

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Skoenbekooievaar
Catalan: Bec d'esclop
Czech: Clunozobec africký, člunozobec africký
Danish: Træskonæb
German: Schuhschnabel, Schuschnabel
English: Bog Bird, Bogbird, Shoebill, Shoebill Stork, Shoe-billed Stork, Whale-headed Stork
English (IOC): Shoebill
English (Kenya): Shoebill
Spanish: Pico Zapato, Picozapato
Spanish (Spain): Picozapato
Spanish (HBW): Shoebill
Estonian: kingnokk
Finnish: Kenkänokka
French: Bec-en-sabot, Bec-en-sabot du Nil
Hungarian: papucscsőrű madár
Icelandic: Skónefur
Italian: Becco a scarpa
Japanese: hashibirokou
Japanese: ハシビロコウ
Scientific: Balaeniceps rex
Lithuanian: Batasnapis, Klumpiasnapis
Dutch: Schoenbekooievaar
Norwegian Nynorsk: Treskonebb
Norwegian: Treskonebb
Polish: trzewikodziób
Portuguese: Bico-de-sapato, bico-de-tamanco, cegonha-bico-de-sapato
Russian: Китоглав
Slovak: člnozobec kráľovský, clnozobec velký, člnozobec veľký
Slovenian: Cevljekljun
Serbian: Cipelokljuna roda
Swedish: träskonäbb
Swahili: Korongo-nyangumi
Turkish: Pabuç Gagalı Leylek, Pabuçgaga, Papuç-gagalı
Ukrainian: Китоголов
Chinese: 鲸头鹤
Chinese (Traditional): 鯨頭鸛

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