Alphabet Snack: "S" is for Shoebill

A Shoebill “Whale-Headed Stork,” has the largest bill of all the birds.

SHOEBILL


~ Banana Bread ~ Cheese ~ Mini Marshmallow ~ Chocolate Chip ~

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SHOEBILL

{ He looks like alfalfa }

SHOEBILL NUMMIE

Take banana bread and cut it to the shape of the bird. I used a small cup to cut out the circle for his head. Cut cheese to look like a beak. Put a mini marshmallow, which I cut in half, with a chocolate chip in the center for the eye. I put some extra pieces on his body to resemble feathers, as well as a little piece on top of his head.

INTERESTING FACTS

1. The Shoebill has been called the grey giant, since it stands 50 inches tall.  That’s over 4 feet!

2. The Shoebill usually lives alone in the swamps of Africa.

3. Since the beak on the Shoebill is so large and heavy, they have to spread their wings to the back in order to balance when they are trying to catch food.

4. Their primary source of food is the lung fish. They also eat frogs and small aligators.

5.  Shoebill gets it’s name for the shoe like shape of it’s beak.

6. They stand in one place almost motionless for hours, only to move their head or shift the feet they are standing on.

{ Look how cute the babies are! They have fohawks! }

MORE SHOEBILL INFO

Shoebill Facts

Wikipedia

Bird Watchers Report

SHOEBILL VIDEOS

Zoo Video

Short Documntary

{ If it brings up the monkey, just type in Shoebill }

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