Hammerkop - Pepette

Look for our nest un the greenhouse, you can't miss them !

About Hammerkop - Pepette

Scientific name :

Scopus umbretta

Common name :


Native to :

From South-Africa to the Shara, and the red sea coast of the arabic peninsula

Size :

56 cm

Wingspan :

90 cm

Conservation status :

Least concern (LC)

Lifespan :

almost 20 years

Weight :

420-430 g

Diet :

feeding mainly on batrachian, it will nevertheless eat insect, shrimp and small fish

Reproduction :

it building spectacular nest in wich it lay 3 to 7 eggs tha hatch after a month

Location in the Tropicale Reserve :

roam frelly in the greenhouse

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