African Marabou Stork

The African Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) – often just called the Marabou – is a large bird in the Ciconiidae family. It is often called The Undertaker bird.

Its feathers are grey and white. Its soft, white tail feathers are known as marabou. It has a pink bald head and neck like a vulture with red spots and a long reddish-coloured pouch hanging from its neck, called a wattle or gular sac. It has a conical bill. It has long black legs.

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