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Abdim's stork - Ciconia abdimii Seen in Pairi Daiza, Sep 2016.<br />
Interesting fact:<br />
Even though they breed north of the equator, they like to spend the rest of their time in eastern and southern parts of Africa. Abdim's stork,Belgium,Ciconia abdimii,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

Abdim's stork - Ciconia abdimii

Seen in Pairi Daiza, Sep 2016.
Interesting fact:
Even though they breed north of the equator, they like to spend the rest of their time in eastern and southern parts of Africa.

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The Abdim's stork, also known as white-bellied stork, is a black stork with grey legs, red knees and feet, grey bill and white underparts. It has red facial skin in front of eye and blue skin near the bill in breeding season. It is the smallest species of stork, at 73 cm and a weight of just over 1 kg. The female lays two to three eggs and is slightly smaller than the male.

Similar species: Storks And Spoonbills
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Dec 30, 2021. Captured Sep 13, 2016 12:31 in HVPP+2W Brugelette, Belgium.
  • SP-100EE
  • f/6.5
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO200
  • 104.2mm