Shoebill meaning

sho͝obĭl
A tall wading bird (Balaeniceps rex) native to swampy regions of eastern tropical Africa, having slaty plumage, long legs, a stubby neck, and a large shoelike bill with a hook on the upper mandible.
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A large wading bird (Balaeniceps rex), the only member of its family (Balaenicipitidae), with long legs and a heavy, shoelike bill: found along the White Nile in central Africa.
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Balaeniceps rex, a tall wading bird related to the stork, native to tropical African swamps.
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