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Maribou stork

Leptoptilos crumeniferus


These birds live in Africa's wetlands and open country, as well as around towns and villages. They feed on aquatic animals, the remains of lion kills, and human garbage. The throat pouch contains air sacs that the bird can inflate and deflate. It may play a role in courtship.


Seen in downtown Nairobi, where a colony of these birds lives.

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Maribou stork
Leptoptilos crumeniferus

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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thank you, Marco and Ismael!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago


I like this one ;)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Hi again - the scientific ID was there already. If you can help us ID the unknown spottings, that would be great! :)

Maria dB
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Maria dB

Nairobi, Kenya

Lat: -1.28, Long: 36.82

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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