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Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

Saddle-billed Stork

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Containing group: Ephippiorhynchus

Other Names for Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis

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Scientific Name Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Location South Africa
Comments The Saddle-billed stork - Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis - 145 cm is unlikely to be confused with any other stork. The sexes are dimorphic, the male has a yellow wattle below the chin with brown, read dark, eyes and the female lacks the wattle and has bright eyes read yellowish. Uncommon residents. Usually in pairs or single. Usually silent, but has bill-snapping display. There are about 60 pairs in Kruger National Park, an area larger than some European countries!
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Source Saddle-billed stork - Male
Source Collection Flickr
Copyright © 2006 Callie de Wet
Scientific Name Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Location Okavango Delta, Botswana
Comments Saddlebill with tilapia
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Behavior predation
Sex Female
Copyright © Greg and Marybeth Dimijian
Scientific Name Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Location captive at Baltimore Zoo
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Saddle-Billed Stork
Source Collection Flickr
Image Use creative commons This media file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License - Version 2.0.
Copyright © 2006 Bob Reck
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