from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a large heavy head suggestive of a whale's: noting the shoebill. See whale-head.
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The whale-headed stork is still so little known that there is nothing in these contradictions that ought to surprise us.
All the whale-headed storks that have been received up to the present have come from the region of the White Nile; but Mr.H. Johnston, who traveled in Congo in 1882, asserts that he met with the bird on the
Of all the wonders that inhabit the vast continent of Africa, the most singular one is undoubtedly the _Balæniceps_, or whale-headed stork.
At the time of writing the reticulated python is said to be leading the whale-headed stork by a matter of three rats.
In Africa that list should include the eland, white rhinoceros, blessbok, bontebok, kudu, giraffes and southern elephants, sable antelope, rhinoceros south of the Zambesi, leucoryx antelope and whale-headed stork.