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Central, Eastern and Southern Africa


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

Fun Fact
Timber rattlesnake mothers stay with their young until their first shed at 7-10 days. At this point they develop their first rattle.
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