hammerkop

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hammerkop:

see hammerheadhammerhead,
common name for a heavy-looking, heronlike bird, Scopus umbretta. Its plumage is brown with light and dark glossy, purplish streaks on the wings and body. It has short legs, partially webbed feet, and a heavy, wide, moderately long, black bill.
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MEET the new bird on the block - a two-year-old female hamerkop.
Hamerkop runs in the colours of trainer John Berry, but is part-owned by Fred Rickaby-former champion apprentice, one-time top South African trainer, and cousin of Lester Piggott.
Fred loved Sledgehammer and it would give me great satisfaction to win on Hamerkop at Yarmouth.
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