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Marabou Stork portrait, Epe Zoo Nature's finest is very willing to pose.  Epe,Europe,Geotagged,Leptoptilos crumeniferus,Marabou Stork,Netherlands,The Netherlands,Wissel Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Ah, my favourite birds, such grace, such charm, such beauty! Posted 6 years ago
    1. They're even more beautiful when eating a stomach. Posted 6 years ago

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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 May 9, 2014. Captured Jul 28, 2012 12:30 in Woesterbergweg 2B, 8162 RD Epe, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO280
  • 500mm