04 May, 2011

Marabou Stork

Scientific Name: Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Population Estimate: 200-500K

Range / Habitat: Found in both wet and arid habitats, often near people, throughout sub-Saharan Africa

Field Notes: Large stork with one of greatest wingspans of any bird. Bare head and neck as it is a scavenger. Black back, white underparts. Unmistakable in range.

Personal Notes: Seen at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

No comments:

Post a Comment