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Shoebill Balaeniceps rex

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The above map shows the simulated distribution for the (Balaeniceps rex) for the present based on recent observed climate change. The map is generated by relating the species current range to current climate simulations.

See Hole et al. 2009 for further information.

BirdLife International's Climate Change Programme
Case studies on climate change from State of the World’s Birds
IPCC Assessment reports

Return to "Projecting the impacts of climate change"

The modelling and mapping work presented here was undertaken at Durham University with funding from RSPB and using bird range data provided by the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen. The MacArthur Foundation funded the production of these maps on this web-page. Improved presentation of these resources was facilitated through support by the GEF. Anyone wishing to use these maps for any purpose should contact Dr Stephen G. Willis in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University.

BirdLife International and Durham University (2016) Species climate change impacts factsheet: Balaeniceps rex. Downloaded from on 27th May 2016.

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List status Vulnerable
Family Balaenicipitidae (Shoebill)
Species name author Gould, 1850
Population estimate 3300-5300
Population trend Decreasing
Range estimate (breeding/resident) 1,470,000 km2
Country endemic? No
links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Additional Information on this species