SIA0097: Marabou Stork

Common Name:Marabou Stork
Scientific Name:Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Washington D.C.

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The Marabou stork's diet consists primarly of dead animals including fish, insects, birds, frogs, and rodents. It's featherless head stays clean even while it tears apart the carcus of a dead animal. The stork can kill animals as big as flamingos. An adult bird can reach 4 to 5 feet in height.

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