Marabou Stork

About the Marabou Stork
Also known as: Undertaker Bird, Marabou
Marabou Stork

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. They do well in both dry and wet habitats and can even be found living near landfills.

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