As all storks, they are large, about 122cm in length with a wingspan of 144-155cm.
They are found throughout SA in marshes, dams, rivers and estuaries.Seen singly or as a breeding pair but when not breeding, small flocks of about 15 birds can be seen together.
They eat frogs, arthropods, small mammals and nestling birds.
They nest in trees and clutches are on average 5 eggs.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa