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Saddle-billed Stork

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

Description:

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.

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.

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1 Comment

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 9 years ago

Very pretty bird.

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North-West, Botswana

Spotted on Dec 19, 2000
Submitted on Dec 17, 2011

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