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
2020-01-29 18:15Mare de Ross Bethio2
2020-02-05 08:30Kotu Creek--Bridge and Mouth2
2020-02-09 07:45Kotu Creek1
2020-02-13 08:55Abuko NR2
2020-02-16 08:10Tambi rice fields3
2020-02-15 08:40Kartong Wetland1
2020-02-19 08:03Lamin Fields2
2020-02-14 07:52Darsilami Wetlands1
2020-02-14 12:35Marakissa Rivercamp1
2020-02-04 15:32Kagnout--Marais3
2020-02-09 07:00Bintang3
2020-02-08 15:25Kampanti Raptor Bridge1
2020-02-15 09:00Tendaba Mangroves20
2020-02-11 10:45Jakau-ur Wetland1
2020-02-11 12:45Njauri Reservoir5
2020-02-11 08:47Jakhaly Rice Fields1
2020-02-10 08:24Janjanbureh--North Bank8
2020-02-06 16:42Campement de Wassadou4
2020-02-05 15:30Mole NP--general (use more specific hot spot if possible)1
2020-02-09 06:30Mole NP--Samole Loop & waterhole11
2020-02-06 05:45Fulfoso-Damongo Rd., Damongo2
2020-01-27 07:30Majak Urban Forest and Animal Sanctuary2
2020-02-10 08:30Tambuti Lodge1
2020-02-03 13:33Queen Elizabeth II NP--Mweya1
2020-01-30 07:00Bwindi-Impenetrable Forest NP--Rushaga area trails2
2020-02-13 07:02Queen Elizabeth II NP1
2020-02-01 16:09Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kazinga Channel10
2020-02-04 07:16Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kasenyi Track2
2020-02-02 08:40Rusizi Delta Nature Reserve1
2020-02-18 07:05Murchison Falls NP--Pakuba5
2020-02-05 14:00Murchison Falls NP--Boat trip Paraa to Murchison Falls1
2020-01-26 06:47Nyabarongo River1
2020-02-07 07:50Murchison Falls NP--Murchison Falls vicinity1
2020-01-28 08:00Lake Mburo NP--Entrance Road1
2020-02-08 07:53Lake Mburo NP1
2020-02-20 10:00Akagera NP--Mutumba Hills Campsite
2020-02-19 08:30Akagera NP (southern area)
2020-02-14 07:35Mabamba Swamp1
2020-01-27 15:30Entebbe Intl Airport1
2020-02-22 14:16Entebbe Botanical Garden8
2020-02-19 07:09Speke Resort1
2020-01-29 07:09Moremi--River Kwai (north side)1
2020-01-24 15:06Muchenje Safari Lodge2
2020-02-03 07:45Chobe NP (Please be more specific)1
2020-02-17 05:45Zambezi NP1
2020-02-23 06:13Camp Nkwazi1
2020-02-05 06:30Tongabezi Lodge and River Club1
2020-02-08 13:33Lake Tana Hotel1
2020-02-11 06:12Hwange NP--Deteema2
2020-02-02 06:49Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle15
2020-02-04 07:15Masaai Mara NR--Mara River (North)4
2020-02-10 08:14Serengeti NP--Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge1
2020-02-13 06:30Serengeti NP2
2020-01-29 10:18Lake Baringo--Inshore Cliffs and surrounds2
2020-02-20 06:33Serengeti NP--Klein's Camp1
2020-02-03 08:30Kecha--South
2020-01-31 07:27Lake Nakuru NP2
2020-02-19 08:08Lake Awassa2
2020-01-31 07:20Abidjatta-Shalla NP2
2020-02-19 09:33Lake Awassa Fish Market7
2020-02-01 07:15Hawassa Lake Promenade10
2020-02-08 11:40Haile Resort3
2020-02-08 07:00Ngorongoro Conservation Area1
2020-02-15 13:47Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater3
2020-02-04 08:00Manguo Swamp4
2020-01-27 11:15Lake Manyara NP (Arusha)1
2020-02-05 13:00Karen Blixen Museum1
2020-02-15 06:55Lake Manyara NP (Manyara)
2020-01-26 11:00Lake Basaka--north shore2
2020-02-09 08:08Nairobi NP--Nagolomon Dam1
2020-01-26 13:18Wajee Camp and Mukurweini area2
2020-01-29 06:30Ole Sereni Hotel1
2020-02-22 11:30Nairobi NP1
2020-02-19 07:15Tarangire NP--Lemiyon Circuit Grasslands4
2020-02-17 08:15Awash NP--Lodge and Falls1
2020-02-14 06:16Tarangire NP--Matete Picnic Site2
2020-01-26 06:38Awash NP (Please use more specific hotspot)2
2020-02-20 07:00Tarangire NP2
2020-01-29 12:00Tana River bridge2
2020-02-11 14:34Tarangire NP--Silale Swamp2
2020-02-01 07:40Swara Plains Conservancy and Acacia Camp (formerly Hopcraft Ranch/Game Ranching Ltd.)1
2020-02-14 11:15Ruaha NP2
2020-02-15 06:53Legendary Lodge
2020-02-07 08:32Goba Wabe Shebelle Hotel1
2020-02-16 08:04Arusha NP4
2020-02-22 16:41Lake Duluti Lodge2
2020-02-06 14:31Lake Duluti1
2020-02-21 16:00Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge1
2020-02-02 13:47Amboseli NP1
2020-02-06 02:22Bontebok NP2
2020-02-06 09:00Welgevonden Game Reserve2
2020-01-24 07:02Tsavo West NP (general)1
2020-02-10 10:00Kilombero Swamp4
2020-02-11 08:00Hondo Hondo Udzungwa Forest Camp1
2020-02-15 08:12Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific)1
2020-02-02 10:30Rooiwal WTP1
2020-02-12 05:48Eagle Canyon Golf Estate1
2020-02-15 05:43Rietvlei Nature Reserve1
2020-02-15 08:28Modder River bridge, Maselspoort1
2020-01-30 06:36Selous Game Reserve--Roho Ya Selous1
2020-02-03 07:43Selous Game Reserve--Lake Manze6
2020-02-22 08:16Wilge River Valley (MP)2
2020-02-08 15:12Buda Dam1
2020-02-08 07:33Tiwi Swamp1
2020-02-10 12:12Tiwi roadside pond1
2020-01-25 15:22Kruger NP--Crooks Corner1
2020-01-26 05:30Liwonde National Park--Mvuu1
2020-01-26 06:10Liwonde National Park2
2020-02-17 05:33Kruger NP--Mopani-Letaba Rd/H1-61
2020-02-16 08:50Kruger NP--S461
2020-02-15 10:01Kruger NP--Timbavati Rd/S391
2020-02-20 09:47Addo Elephant NP--Main Rest Camp1
2020-02-12 05:35Kruger NP--Phabeni to Skukuza1
2020-02-16 06:00Kruger NP--S37
2020-02-12 10:27Kruger NP--Waterhole Rd/S652
2020-02-13 09:21Kruger NP--H1-2 @ Sand River1
2020-02-10 07:54Kruger NP--Matiulu loop/S1103
2020-02-09 10:56Kruger NP--Timfenheni Loop/S1211
2020-02-22 05:10Macaneta--Tidal wetland, dune forests and coast1