noun ham·mer·kop \ˈhamə(r)ˌkäp\
variants: less commonly

hammerkop bird


hammerkop stork

Definition of hammerkop



  1. :  a chiefly dusky brown African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) intermediate in some respects between storks and herons but distinguished by its large head with heavy bill and thick dorsal crest and by its huge domed nest

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Origin and Etymology of hammerkop

Afrikaans hamerkop, from hamer hammer + kop head

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a brief usually trivial fact

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