Birds! Birds! Birds! 44 African Green Pigeon, Green (Red-billed) Wood-hoopoe, Martial Eagle(Juvenile), Lizard Buzzard or (?)Goshawk, (?)Falcon, Groundscraper Thrush, African Harrier Hawk(Gymnogene), Burchell's Starling, Hammerkop - sightings from WildEarth Game Drives, Djuma, South Africa.
Hammerkops Mating 9/21/07 Pete's Pond
WE/Djuma Game Drive 10-17-07 Part two evening drive Hammerkop, gray duiker, wildebeest, impala, koran, hinged tortoise, baboons at the dam
Birds! Birds! Birds! 19 Pied Kingfisher, Hammerkop, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Wahlberg's Eagle-pale phase, Arrow-marked Babbler, Green-backed Heron, Cape Reed Warbler, Lesser-masked Weaver, Pete's Pond, Africa.
hammerkop walking in Tembe filmed when in a hide, Tembe elephant park, South-Africa
Hammerkop at Pete's Pond 09/26/2006
Hammerkop 10/17/07 Djuma Game Reserve
Mystery Animal #33: HAMMERKOP We've had this mystery animal before, but this is a very clear view on Nkorho cam.
Birds! Birds! Birds! 27 Red-billed Hornbill, Masked Weavers, Long-tailed (Magpie) Shrikes, White-throated Robin-chat, Black-bellied Korhaan, Blacksmith Plover, Hadeda Ibis, African Hoopoe, Hammerkop, Brown Snake Eagle, Pearl-spotted Owlet. Sightings from WildEarth Game drive, Djuma, South Africa.
Hammerkop Hammerkop Gambia 2008
Philadelphia Zoo Hammerkop - Focus on Feet The hammerkop swishes the water around with its feet to stir up tasty morsels. Or, possibly just because it feels good.
Frog Attack A Hammerkop has itself a good meal but not being equipped with a bill for tearing or biting it starts the long process of pulverising the platana. The frog gets beaten and bashed on the ground, dipped in water as if to give it that last bit of extra life and then beaten to a pulp again. Only once the platana is supposedly dead and all its limbs dislocated is it dipped in water for the last time and swallowed whole, much like swallowing an oyster.
Hammerkop 9/2/07 Djuma Game Reserve
Hammerkop Calls 2008Nov09 A hammerkop calling at Gowrie Pan
hammerkop walk 5-5 waterhole
Hammerkops Hammerkops at the waterhole
Philadelphia Zoo Hammerkop Testing Water One of the hammerkops in the McNeil Avian Center's African Savanna area looks like it is testing the water in the pool before going in. Actually, it is probably trying to stir up bits of something good to eat. The Egyptian plover can be seen scurrying by in this video, too.
Hammerkop at Pete's Pond, Botswana Captured from National Geographic's live streaming web cam from a waterhole in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
Lapwing vs. Hammerkop Pete's Pond July 3, 2009 A lapwing with a nearby nest containing eggs dive bombs a hammerkop at Pete's Pond, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana, Africa. Seen on National Geographic WildCam. July 3, 2009
Birds! Birds! Birds! 31 Woodland Kingfisher, Crested Barbet, Golden-tailed Woodpecker, African Hoopoe, Lilac-breasted Roller, Grey Heron, Hammerkop, Fork-tailed Drongo, Wahlberg's Eagle, Giant(Verreaux's) Eagle Owl, Black-headed Oriole, White Helmet-Shrike, Hooded Vulture - sightings from WildEarth Game Drive & Gowrie Dam, Djuma.
hammerkop dining 5-5 waterhole
safari.tv diary - 10 june 2010 Two very relaxed rhinos in the morning, allowing us to get quite close without disturbing them. We managed to watch a hammerkop flying very low across the water surface, looking for a hippo head to land on. A very old giraffe bull watched us calmly, he certainly had had his share of battles, with scars, tears, and even an eye missing. A young hippo bull, doing an extended yawn, showing off his pink tongue.
crocodile wants hammerkop for lunch filmed in Tembe; South-Africa
Philadelphia Zoo McNeil Avian Center Preview - Hammerkops Being Fed The hammerkops were my favorite birds in the Zoo's old Birdhouse. It was so wonderful to see them again in their beautiful new home, still getting the same wonderful care they have always gotten at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Hammerkop 9/21/07 Pete's Pond
Hammerkop Calling Pete's Pond January 5, 2010 One of a pair of hammerkops calls while on cam at Pete's Pond, Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana, Africa. Seen on National Geographic WildCam. January 5, 2010
Hammerkop Hammerkop with dinner
hammerkop in NP hammerkop in front, on the road, filmed in Liwonde NP, Malawi
Philadelphia Zoo Hammerkop Guarding Food This video was recorded late in the evening on a day when the Zoo stayed open late, so it is a little dark. But I love observing animal behavior, particularly when more than one species is involved. In this case, the hammerkop is trying to keep the smaller birds away from the food and water dish, and especially focusing on the Egyptian plover, who usually only walks around those dishes even when the hammerkop isn't there! At the end of the video, you can see the hammerkop showing its pecking order to this much smaller bird.
Inside the nest of Hammerkops (Scopus umbretta) Here you can see the inside of a Hammerkop nest, including 4 fertile eggs! The hammerkop is the smallest of all storks, but makes the biggest nest of them all. They don't nest on top of it, but inside of it!
Baby Geese Swiming/Hammerkop 2/25/08 PM Drive WildEarth
Philadelphia Zoo Hammerkops Grooming on Log The hammerkops perch on a log and groom side by side while the Egyptian plover darts back and forth.
The Hammerkop and The Frog Bully Hammerkop makes mincemeat ouf of frog.
Taking advantage of elephants While the elephant bulls chilled out swimming the Spoonbills, Yellow-billed Storks and Hammerkops took advantage of their disturbance to fish along the shore lines. As small as the Hammerkop is the bull just couldn't pluck up enough courage to chase him off. Eventually they called a truce.
Hamerkop chicks in their nest (Scopus umbretta) 2010 This short video clip shows two Hammerkop chicks (Scopus umbretta) in their nest. There is an egg along the chicks which hatched a day after. The strangest aspect of Hamerkop behavior is the huge nest, sometimes more than 1.5 m across, comprising perhaps 10000 sticks and strong enough to support a man's weight. The birds decorate the outside with any bright-coloured objects they can find. When possible, they build the nest in the fork of a tree, often over water, but if necessary they build on a bank, a cliff, a human-built wall or dam, or on the ground. A pair starts by making a platform of sticks held together with mud, then builds walls and a domed roof. A mud-plastered entrance 13 to 18 cm wide in the bottom leads through a tunnel up to 60 cm long to a nesting chamber big enough for the parents and young. These birds are compulsive nest builders, constructing 3 to 5 nests per year whether they are breeding or not.
Hammerkops & Dead Catfish 9/18/07 Djuma Game Reserve
Demented Hammerkop My early start paid off as I bumped into Manyari and the boys just to the south of camp hassling a buffalo herd. But sadly that didn't last. Well happily for the buffalo. Having rested up the lions roared and headed west. I lost them in the rocky terrain but heard all the action. From all the roaring it sounded like Manyari and her boys were seeing off other lions that also seemed intent on the buffalo. I never did get to see what was happening and had to leave the hills with no further sign or sound of the lions. The rest of my day was occupied with hangar building, which is progressing well. So please bear with us a few more days so we can get this out the way. And then it's back in earnest on the lions trail and tail. I did sneak away from building in the middle of the day to Banyini only to find this rather demented Hammerkop trying his hand at hunting.
Birds! Birds! Birds! 13 Lilac-breasted Roller, Hammerkop, Golden-breasted Bunting, Cape Glossy-starling, White-crowned Shrike, Yellow-billed Hornbill, Martial Eagle, Crested Barbet, WildEarth Game Drive, Djuma, South Africa.
Philadelphia Zoo Hammerkops Mating The Philadelphia Zoo has experienced a baby boom this year. In this video, you can get a clue as to why that is ... Yes, this is the sort of thing that goes on all the time at the Zoo!
Hammerkop Swallows A Big Frog 10/26/07 Djuma Game Reserve
Hammerkop Calling 11/09/08 WE
Birds! Birds! Birds! 37 Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Goliath heron, Blacksmith Plover, African hawk eagle, Ducks, Speckled Mousebirds, Hammerkop - sightings from Pete's Pond in Africa.