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Abdim's Stork (Ciconia abdimii) Taken in February 2014, in Wedza, Zimbabwe. Known as Shuramurove, in Shona. Abdim's stork,Africa,Ciconia,Ciconia abdimii,Ciconiidae,Ciconiiformes,Geotagged,Southern Africa,Summer,Zimbabwe,bird,stork Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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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.

The Abdim's stork is distributed to open habitats throughout Eastern Africa, from Ethiopia south to South.. more

Similar species: Storks, Ibis, Spoonbills
Species identified by Natalia Cara
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Uploaded Jul 24, 2016. Captured Jul 24, 2016 15:23 in Unnamed Road, Zimbabwe.