Saddle-billed Stork

Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

Size: Up to 150 cms high, wingspan up to 2.7m
Habitat: Mostly close to water
Feeding: Fish, frogs, and insects

The Saddle-billed Stork is a large wading bird, the largest of the storks.

It is very distinctive with its black and red bill with a yellow wattle at the base. The plumage is black and white. The legs are grey with pink knees.

The female is smaller and has bright yellow eyes (see second photo). The male has dark eyes (see top photo).

These photos were taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya.







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