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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Black Stork

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


eileeninmd said...

Cool looking stork, great shots!

Firefly said...

Trying to think if I've ever seen one of these