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Marabou Stork
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...

Jabiru
2006-08-26 19:39:03

The Jabiru, Jabiru mycteria, is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west to the Andes. It is the only member of the genus Jabiru. Although the Asian Black-necked Stork and the Saddle-billed Stork have been referred to as "Jabiru", it is not of the same species as the American Jabiru. The adult Jabiru is about 45 inches tall and has a wingspan of 102 inches....

Saddle-billed Stork
2006-08-26 19:36:09

The Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, also known as the Jabiru Stork, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya south to South Africa as well as the Gambia, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad in West Africa. It breeds in marshy wetlands in tropical lowland. The...

Black-necked Stork
2006-08-26 19:33:19

The Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species, which is a resident breeder in southern Asia and Australasia*, from India east to New Guinea and the northern half of Australia. In Australia it is also known as a Jabiru but should not be confused with the similar bird of this name from the Americas, which...

Black Stork
2006-08-26 19:27:29

The Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a rare species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions. It breeds in large marshy wetlands with coniferous or broad lived woodlands. It also will inhabit hills and mountains with sufficient network of creeks. It winters in tropical Africa. However, the...

White Stork
2006-08-26 19:25:19

The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, but recently have been sighted in Britain. It winters in tropical Africa. They breed in open farmland areas with access to marshy wetlands. It builds a stick nest in trees, on buildings or on special platforms. This is a huge bird, 39 inches tall with a 79 inch...

Woolly-necked Stork
2006-08-26 19:23:58

The Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in Africa, and also in Asia from India to Indonesia. It is a resident breeder in wetlands and trees. It is a large bird, typically 33.5 inches tall. It is all black except for the woolly white neck and white lower belly. The upper parts are glossed dark green, and the breast and belly...

Abdims Stork White-bellied Stork
2006-08-26 19:20:58

The Abdim's Stork or White-bellied Stork (Ciconia abdimii) is a large black bird resident to East Africa, from Ethiopia south to South Africa. Although large at up to 32 inches long, it is the smallest of the storks. It has grey legs, red knees and feet, gray bill and white under parts. It has red facial skin in front of the eye and blue skin near the bill in breeding season. Females are...

Asian Openbill Stork
2006-08-21 10:34:46

The Asian Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitans) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae and a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Southeast Asia. This stork is a broad-winged soaring bird and relies on moving between thermals of hot air for sustained flight. Like all storks, its neck is outstretched during flight. It is relatively small for...

Painted Stork
2006-08-21 10:29:03

The Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. This tropical species breeds in Asia from India and Sri Lanka to southeast Asia and is a resident breeder in lowland wetlands with trees where it builds its stick nest. Typical clutch size is 2-5 eggs. The Painted Stork is a broad-winged soaring bird that flies with its neck outstretched....