Marabou stork

Marabou stork

Mainly feeds off dead animals thereby helping to keep the African plains clean. More recently, it

can be found around towns where it also scavenges. Many epidemic outbreaks have been avoided thanks to the work of these invaluable health services auxiliaries. It lives in colonies on rocks or in trees and often in the company of pelicans. Nests are huge platforms of sticks. Females lay approximately three eggs per clutch which are incubated by both parents for 35 days.

Did you know? The Marabou is the largest stork. Despite its size, it flies extremely well. Its wingspan of over 2.5 metres allows it to fly at heights of over 3,000 metres!

Classe 
aves
Famille 
Ciconiidae
Ordre 
Ciconiiformes
Statut 
near threatened