28 March 2009

Marabou

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Leptoptilos crumeniferus W 260cm L 150cm Very large.  Flies with retracted head and neck (unlike other storks).  Habitat: dry areas including towns where it can feed on fish, small and young animals, carrion and refuse.

Taken in Kakamega today on a 2mp camera phone.

Info from Collins Birds of East Africa

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