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  • Yellow-billed Stork

    Mycteria ibis

    The Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It occurs in sub-Saharan Africa and in Madagascar. Its a medium-sized stork (length: 97 cm; average body weight for males: 2.3 kg; for females: 1.9 kg.) Its plumage mainly pinkish-white with black wings and tail. Its bill is yellow, blunt, and decurved at the tip. Immature birds are greyish brown with a dull greyish brown bill, dull orange face, and brownish legs.

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