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Related to Balaeniceps: Shoebill stork
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Noun1.Balaeniceps - type genus of the Balaenicipitidae: shoebillsBalaeniceps - type genus of the Balaenicipitidae: shoebills
bird genus - a genus of birds
Balaeniceps rex, shoebill, shoebird - large stork-like bird of the valley of the White Nile with a broad bill suggesting a wooden shoe
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Candidate sister groups include the ibises and spoonbills (Threskiornithidae), a widespread group of colonially nesting, wading birds; the Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex), an African species with solitary habits; and the New World vultures (Cathartidae), scavengers that nest as single pairs.