The Shoebill has multiple names such as Whale head, Shoe Billed Stork, Balaeniceps Rex ( Scientific Name ).
Characteristics- Tall Bird Averages in Height in 43-55 in., Tail Beak is 39-55 in., Wingspan is 7ft7in-8ft6in. Male weight average is 8.8-15.4 lbs. Female average weight is 11 lbs. Also they have very large feet, short neck , and broad wings.
Colors - Adult-(blue-grey darker slaty flight feathers)Young-( Same grey with darker tint )
Also the big bill comes to the young between 23 to 43 days.
The Shoebill is a secondary Consumer
They Eat Lungfish, snakes, frogs etc...
What they do in their enviorment is keep the fish count to an average amount in marshes.
How Many Left/ Threats / Prevention/ Status
5,000 to 8,000 left
Status - Threatned
Threats- Marshes are becoming drylands, fires , not enough fish, drainage , and other human needs.