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Ciconia abdimii Ciconia abdimii Abdim's stork,Ciconia abdimii,Geotagged,Oman Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Incredible shot, Abo! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you Posted 2 years ago
  2. Excellent shot!

    Abo, can you please set the location on these 3 of your photos:
    Posted 2 years ago
  3. Perfect pose! Posted 2 years ago
  4. One for on the wall Abo.
    Posted 2 years ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    Abdim’s stork (Ciconia abdimii) is a gregarious, African migrant and is often spotted in nomadic flocks of up to 10,000 individuals! These large flocks follow the rain during the spring—a behavior that has earned them the nickname “rain-bringers”. They are also known to flock in areas ravaged by fire, after which they forage on insects that emerge. Abdim’s storks are important predators because they gorge on insects, such as swarming locusts, and thus can be very helpful in controlling agricultural pests. As omnivores, they also eat small reptiles, amphibians, mice, eggs, and carrion. When feeding on carrion, they use their powerful beaks to break through the thick hides of rotting corpses. This in turn helps speed up decomposition and allows weaker scavengers to gain access to the carcass. So, not only is the Abdim’s stork beautiful, but it has numerous, important ecological roles! {Spotted in Oman by JungleDragon user, Abu Elias} #JungleDragon #AbdimsStork #Ciconiaabdimii

    Posted 2 years ago
  6. Very beautiful! Posted 2 years ago

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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.

Similar species: Storks And Spoonbills
Species identified by Abo Elias
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Uploaded Jul 9, 2020. Captured in Unnamed Road, Salalah, Oman.