Marabou Storks

There are 2 species to discover at Birdland, the White Stork and the Marabou Stork.

Two completely different birds. The stork are flighted birds and their long legs are used for wading in water and marshes where they will hunt for food. Their beaks are also long to enhance their ability to catch prey and can also be used as a formidable weapon in defence. From the same family we also have ibis, herons, and hammerkop.

The stork is very vocal and uses a combination of loud screaming calls and beak clapping during courtship.

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White Stork

Ciconia ciconia

The white is a delicate species eating frogs, fish and insects.

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Marabou Stork

Leptoptilos crumenifer

The marabou is a more of a brutish species feeding mainly on carrion. They can be seen in Africa cleaning up kills after the Lions have left.

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