- Pyrrhura frontalis
- Parrots & Parakeets
The Marabou Stork is a large wading bird that breeds in Africa south of the Sahara. It has a huge wingspan of 10.5 feet, sharing the record of largest wingspan with the Andean Condor!
It has a nearly bald head and two inflatable air sacs - one on the upper back and another under the neck - that they inflate to defend their territory and repel intruders.
Marabou Storks adjust well to human activity and stork numbers have actually increased in some populated areas.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 December 2008|
|Scientific Name||Leptoptilos crumeniferus|
|Birdorable Family||Egrets & Other Waders|
(as of 25 November 2016)
43 to 60 inches
89 to 126 inches
160 to 288 ounces
|Range||West Africa Central Africa East Africa South Africa|