Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Saddle-billed Stork

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

Description:

The Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) is a large wading bird in the stork family, Ciconiidae. It is spectacularly plumaged, identical in male and female when perched but the female shows much more white in the primaries in flight. The head, neck, back, wings, and tail are iridescent black, with the rest of the body and the primary flight feathers being white. Juveniles are browner grey in plumage. The massive bill is red with a black band and a yellow frontal shield (the “saddle”). The legs and feet are black with pink knees. On the chest is a bare red patch of skin, whose colour darkens during breeding season.

Habitat:

It is a widespread species which is a resident breeder in sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya south to South Africa, and in The Gambia, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad in west Africa.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Veni
Spotted by
Veni

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 28, 2012

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Black-necked Stork Saddle-billed Stork Saddle-billed Stork Saddle-billed Stork

Nearby Spottings

Paku Pelanduk Cotton-top Tamarin Elongated Tortoise Nubian ibex
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team