Name That Animal

This is just for fun and the only rule is:  no researching.  Post your guesses in the comments.  Reading other people’s answers before posting your own is undermining the sanctity of someone’s marriages optional.  Answer will be posted in the comments tonight.


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  1. KateH

     /  September 4, 2015

    Those are shoebill storks – and I think their given names are Phyllis and Herman.

  2. Clarice

     /  September 4, 2015

    They are shoebill storks. I saw a photo of one last month and had to find out more about them.

  3. southerndreamer

     /  September 4, 2015

    My guess wasn’t even close. :D I thought, they look kind of Dodo-like, so Condor maybe? I am NOT a bird expert at all.

  4. Eucritta

     /  September 4, 2015

    Shoebill storks, I think. This looks like a chatty pair, too.


    This is a shoebill. Cos the bill… looks like a shoe… see? From Wiki:

    The shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) also known as whalehead or shoe-billed stork, is a very large stork-like bird. […] The shoebill is noted for its slow movements and tendency to remain still for long periods, resulting in repeated descriptions of the species as “statue-like”. […] The shoebill is normally silent, but they perform bill-clattering displays at the nest. When engaging in these displays, adult birds have also been noted to utter a cow-like moo as well as high-pitched whines.



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