The hamerkop (Scopus umbretta), also known as hammerkop, hammerkopf, hammerhead, hammerhead stork, umbrette, umber bird, tufted umber, or anvilhead, is a medium-sized wading bird 56 centimetres (22 in) in length with a weight of 470 grams (17 oz). The shape of its head with a long bill and crest at the back is reminiscent of a hammer, hence its name. It ranges from Africa, Madagascar to Arabia, in wetlands of a wide variety, including estuaries, lakesides, fish ponds, riverbanks and rocky coasts in Tanzania. The hamerkop, which is a sedentary bird that often show local movements, is not globally threatened and is locally abundant in Africa and Madagascar.



Hamerkop
Date Location Count
2020-10-31 06:24Amurum Forest Reserve (APLORI)1
2020-11-10 15:45Windhoek--Avis Dam1
2020-11-16 07:11Nyungwe Forest NP1
2020-11-16 08:50Kibale Forest NP2
2020-11-02 07:22Kibale Guest Cottages1
2020-11-10 08:00Bigodi Swamp2
2020-11-13 07:27Bigodi Community Walk1
2020-11-26 07:32Ruhondo wetland1
2020-10-29 06:00Nyandungu Wetland1
2020-10-29 07:20UMUSAMBI VILLAGE - Wetlands and Grey Crowned Crane rehabilitation1
2020-10-29 06:00Karenge Bush Camp
2020-10-31 07:58Mabamba Swamp
2020-11-15 09:24Entebbe Botanical Garden4
2020-11-21 11:07Lake Victoria--Ngamba Chimpanzee Island1
2020-11-08 06:44Bahir Dar4
2020-11-25 08:24Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve--Mbale-Moroto Rd1
2020-11-14 16:31Lake Victoria Safari Village1
2020-10-29 15:48Nsobe Camp2
2020-11-21 05:49Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)1
2020-11-21 08:00Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle2
2020-11-15 09:02Maasai Mara NR--Musiara Swamp2
2020-11-17 07:07Serengeti NP--Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge1
2020-11-04 17:09Maasai Mara NR--Central section1
2020-11-23 21:03Maasai Mara NR, Eastern Section2
2020-11-07 11:05Sululta Plain5
2020-10-30 11:48Royal Zambezi Lodge2
2020-11-07 09:23Lake Elementaita--Serena Camp (formerly Delamere Camp)3
2020-11-07 09:30Lake Naivasha--Crescent Camp2
2020-11-06 09:05Aberdare NP
2020-11-03 15:18Namunyak WTC--Sarara Camp2
2020-11-06 08:37Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy (general)2
2020-11-21 07:11U of N Kabete Campus & Field Station (incl. Loresho Swamp)1
2020-11-13 15:08The Waterfront Karen6
2020-10-30 08:12Karen Country Club1
2020-11-08 10:50Paradise Lost1
2020-11-08 08:30Nairobi NP--Nagolomon Dam1
2020-11-10 14:41Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate1
2020-11-21 12:00Nairobi NP1
2020-11-12 06:15Tarangire NP--Tarangire Safari Lodge1
2020-11-12 07:34Tarangire NP--Lemiyon Circuit Grasslands2
2020-11-14 12:59Samburu NR--Elephant Bedroom Camp
2020-11-01 07:15Buffalo Springs NR
2020-11-24 07:35Tarangire NP2
2020-10-31 16:26Mt. Kenya NP--Castle Forest and Lodge2
2020-11-19 08:36Thika Wastewater Treatment Plant1
2020-11-23 07:27Tarangire NP--Silale Swamp1
2020-11-08 14:28Mwea Rice Fields1
2020-11-18 08:17Arusha NP1
2020-11-20 17:25Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge2
2020-11-12 16:43Momella Rd.--Usa River1
2020-11-20 09:32Amboseli NP1
2020-11-15 05:40Harare--Mukuvisi Woodlands1
2020-10-31 09:40Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp1
2020-11-18 11:47Tsavo West NP--northern section
2020-11-20 05:48Tsavo West NP--Ngulia Lodge
2020-11-17 07:16Voi (general)1
2020-11-25 08:27Kilombero Swamp1
2020-11-13 06:07Garissa (general)1
2020-11-26 07:16Mikumi NP5
2020-10-31 06:00Blyde River Canyon Resort1
2020-11-03 12:46Kruger NP--Shipandani Overnight Hide1
2020-11-18 15:52Ohrigstad Dam
2020-11-20 05:11Hazyview--Kruger Park Lodge1
2020-11-23 05:39Addo Elephant NP--Main Rest Camp1
2020-11-16 10:00Kruger NP--Talamati Bushveld Camp1
2020-11-18 09:11Kruger NP--Skukuza: Sabie River Bridge1
2020-11-14 14:26Dirkiesdorp Plain1
2020-11-06 04:30Kruger NP--Lower Sabie Rest Camp1
2020-11-24 18:53Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
2020-11-27 05:30Sand River Reservoir1
2020-11-16 05:01Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast2
2020-11-01 06:31Mkhuze GR - KuMahalala Hide1
2020-10-31 16:23San Sebastian Peninsula1
2020-11-15 05:24Mount Moreland IBA2
2020-11-15 15:05Umhlanga Lagoon NR1
2020-10-29 04:51Phinda GR1
2020-10-31 05:19Bonamanzi GR2
2020-11-04 06:16Lagoa Nhassive1
2020-11-11 15:12Dunes de Dovela1