JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

The marabou stork - Leptoptilos crumeniferus Smae place as the hamerkop. It was so great to walk between these guys :) Birds,Ethiopia,Geotagged,Leptoptilos crumeniferus,Marabou Stork Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

The marabou stork - Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Smae place as the hamerkop. It was so great to walk between these guys :)

    comments (9)

  1. Oh la la, what a handsome one, that is:) He/she looks a bit worn down, a beautiful capture btw. Colour, contrast, simplicity, I like them all. Posted 9 years ago
  2. It's almost as if their eyes are embedded in the beak. Fascinatingly worn down too. Posted 9 years ago
  3. Nice potrait photo of an ugly bird Posted 9 years ago
    1. Grin:) Posted 9 years ago
  4. I saw one of these recently, they are so ugly they become beautiful somehow. Posted 9 years ago
  5. That guys I love these ones I feel so pretty between them ;D Posted 9 years ago
    1. I was just thinking of my nose;) so that's it we are all beautiful people, a good way to start the weekend I'd say;-) Posted 9 years ago
    2. Hey Wendy!
      How is life? I was just looking at some of your photos (I'm on a self inflicted coffee break here;)) and were wondering if you made any recent wonders to show here at JungleD. Missing your inspiration if i'm honest;) That and a bit of sunlight, it is storming outside;)
      Ttyl,
      Ludo
      Posted 9 years ago
  6. Excellent Posted 9 years ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

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 Ludo Sak
View Wendy's profile

By Wendy

All rights reserved
Uploaded May 24, 2012. Captured in 6, Abidjatta-Shalla National Park, Ethiopia.