The Grey Crowned Cranes are all gone, while in their place, a new species of bird is well established--the Marabou Stork
, visible to visitors to Nairobi from the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, all along the route to the city centre.
class="MsoNormalKaren Hardy residents have been reported appealing to the Nairobi County government to support their rainwater harvesting efforts by draining an unnatural sewer swamp that had attracted marabou stork
which transferred the waste to roofs.
The world's largest living bird, the ostrich, is found in the African savannah, while species such as the kori bustard, grey crowned crane, greater flamingo, marabou stork
, and spoonbill can all be spotted in the rolling plains of Africa.
Launched in partnership with wildlife charity Tusk, The Ugly Five celebrates those less popular African animals: the wildebeest, warthog, marabou stork
, spotted hyena and lappet-faced vulture.
(1) Trainspotting (2) Life of Pi (3) Marabou Stork
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The 17-year-old female, a marabou stork
, native to sub-Saharan Africa, has an impressive wingspan of around 1.8 metres (5ft 10ins).
This is rather cleverly reinforced through the daily flying demonstrations where visitors can get up close to hawks, owls, vultures and even a Marabou stork
IT has the looks only a mother could love, but keepers at a UK zoo are overjoyed at the progress made by only the second marabou stork
to be hatched in the country.
With its gruesome feeding habits, it's no wonder the marabou stork
is nicknamed the "undertaker bird."
Mandy the marabou stork
arrived two years ago at Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre, in Northumberland, with part of her lower beak missing.
A Marabou stork
, apparently, he (she?) is the featured performer in a minute-long film-to-video loop Epaminonda has contrived to put spectators like you in your place.
And then there are the pictures: men on rope-ladders collecting edible nests from caves in Sarawak; a female antwren perched on a birder's thumb; a martial eagle commencing duel with a warthog; green parakeets emerging from one of the world's deepest rock sinks; a marabou stork
attacking a steppe eagle; while a common raven sitting on a bare bough in a misty wood makes it clear why the bird has long been associated with death and bad tidings.