Yellow-billed Stork

Mycteria ibis

Size: Up to 105 cms high
Habitat: Marshes, swamps, lakes, rivers
Feeding: Fish, frogs, insects, worms

The Yellow-billed Stork, also called the African Wood Stork, is a large wading bird.

It is very distinctive with its bare red face and long yellow bill which is slightly curved at the end. The plummage is mostly white, tinged with pink, but the tail and wings are black. The legs are dull red but become much brighter during the breeding season.

The sexes are similar but the males are slightly larger.

The top photo was taken in the Selous National Park, Tanzania and the others were taken in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.







« Back


Click on any of the photographs on this site to see a larger image.

Photo Galleries

Most Viewed