Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus

Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
The Marabou Stork from sub-Saharan Africa is a strange-looking bird with a mostly bare face and head like a vulture since it scavenges carrion as well as live prey. It is nearly 5 feet high with a massive wingspan over over 11 feet, the second largest of land birds. It also has a monstrous bill and a strange pink throat sack. Male and female have a similar appearance.
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
The Marabou Stork, sometimes called the African Adjutant, is related to the similar-looking Asian Adjutant Storks (Greater and Lesser).
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Sort of endearing -- reminiscent of someone you know
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork
Marabou Stork in flight
Marabou Stork in flight Marabou Storks in flight
Marabou Stork in flight
Marabou Stork in flight
Marabou Stork in flight
Marabou Stork in flight