15 February 2009

Marabou Stork

these top 3 photos are from the internet

The Marabou Stork is a large wading bird in thestork family. It breeds in Africa south of theSahara, occurring in both wet and arid habitats, often near human habitation. They are scavengers.

A massive bird, large specimens can reach a height of five feet, a weight of over 20 lbs, and have a wingspan of 10.5 ft. It shares the distinction of having the largest wingspan of any landbird with the Andean Condor.

Emily took these last two photos when we were in Kitale

They are a certainly a strange looking bird. I see them often in Kenya, especially in Nairobi on Mombasa Road by Nakumatt Mega.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ew - they look scary...but interesting! Cool photos Emily took!