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Central, Eastern and Southern Africa

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.

HABITATInland waters, slow running streams, lake margins and marshes
DIET Frogs, tadpoles, fish and invertebrates
LIFE ExpectancyUnknown

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When disturbed, a copperhead releases a musk that smells like cucumbers.
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