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Marabou Stork at Serengeti natural spring Arguably one of mother nature's finest creations, a Marabou Stork is chilling at the edge of a small natural spring in the Serengeti, Tanzania. To the left is a Spur-winged Plover. Africa,Leptoptilos crumeniferus,Marabou Stork,Serengeti Central,Serengeti National Park,Serengeti area,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Marabou Stork at Serengeti natural spring

Arguably one of mother nature's finest creations, a Marabou Stork is chilling at the edge of a small natural spring in the Serengeti, Tanzania. To the left is a Spur-winged Plover.

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The Marabou Stork, ''Leptoptilos crumeniferus'', is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in Africa south of the Sahara, occurring in both wet and arid habitats, often near human habitation, especially waste tips. It is sometimes called the "Undertaker Bird" due to its shape from behind: cloak-like wings and back, skinny white legs, and sometimes a large white mass of "hair."

Similar species: Storks And Spoonbills
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Dec 28, 2013. Captured Sep 2, 2013 16:29.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO1100
  • 400mm