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Maribou Stork  Leptoptilos crumeniferus,Marabou Stork Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Maribou Stork

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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 Malcolm Budden
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By Malcolm Budden

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Uploaded Jun 15, 2016. Captured Oct 8, 2014 10:00.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/664s
  • ISO100
  • 400mm