Abdim's Stork

About the Abdim's Stork

Also known as: White-bellied Stork
Abdim's Stork is a small species of stork native to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. These migratory birds breed across central Africa, from around Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east. Outside of breeding time, they can be found south of their breeding range all the way down to South Africa.

Of the world's 19 species of stork, the Abdim's Stork is the smallest, measuring just 29 inches in height. Besides the diminutive size, Abdim's Storks can be recognized by their iridescent black body plumage, red knees, and, in breeding season, blue facial skin under the eyes and behind the beak.

Also known as the White-bellied Stork, the familiar name Abdim's Stork honors Bey El-Arnaut Abdim, past Governor of Wadi Halfa.
Abdim's Stork Find cute products & gifts with our Birdorable Abdim's Stork
Shop Now

Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 19 November 2021
Scientific Name
Ciconia abdimii
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Ciconiidae
  • Ciconia
  • C. abdimii
Birdorable Family
Units: Imperial / Metric
to 29 inches
to 35.2 ounces


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 白腹鹳
Czech (Cesky) čáp simbil
Danish (Dansk) Abdimstork
Dutch (Nederlands) Abdims Ooievaar
Finnish (Suomi) savannihaikara
French (Français) Cigogne d'Abdim
German (Deutsch) Abdimstorch
Italian (Italiano) Cicogna di Abdim
Japanese (日本語) aohashikou [アオハシコウ]
Norwegian (Norsk) Blåmaskestork
Polish (Polski) bocian białobrzuchy
Portuguese (Português) cegonha-de-abdim
Russian (русский язык) Дождевой аист
Spanish (Español) Cigüeña de Abdim
Swedish (Svenska) abdimstork
More Products

Cute gifts with this bird

Related articles