Hammerkop

Hammerkops build enormous nests of sticks in the fork of a tree, on a cliff, or on the ground. Several generations of the same family may have "apartments" within the nest. Hammerkop nests can weigh over 100 pounds. Other species will use empty nest chambers including genets, mongoose, monitors and snakes.

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Inland waters, slow running streams, lake margins and marshes

Diet

Frogs, tadpoles, fish and invertebrates

Location

Central, Eastern and Southern Africa