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2010-12-07 12:49:30

A giant marabou stork has been found on an island that was once home to human-like "hobbits."

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2006-08-26 19:42:27

The Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in Africa south of the Sahara, residing in both wet and arid habitats. Like most storks, the Marabou is gregarious and a colonial breeder. In the African dry season (when food is more readily available as the pools shrink) it builds a tree nest in which two or three eggs are laid. It is a huge bird, 59 inches in length and 10.5 foot wingspan means it shares the distinction of...

Wood Stork, Mycteria americana
2005-06-01 20:34:55

The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. This tropical species breeds throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean. There is also a small and endangered breeding population in southern Florida, USA. The Wood Stork is the only stork that breeds in North America. It is a resident breeder in lowland wetlands with trees. The large stick nest is built in a forest tree. They brood once yearly and 3-5 eggs are laid in the typical...

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