Monday, 3 February 2014

Saddle-billed Stork

Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Ethiopia
12 January 2014

    The Saddle-billed Stork is a sight to behold, standing at 135-150 cm. This individual was seen in the general vicinity of Koka Dam, initially in a small wetland, and we watched it as it flew a short distance to where several fishermen were gutting their catch. Ever the opportunist, it wasted no time in snagging a few choice morsels for itself.
    With its colourful bill and upright stance it is a stunning bird by any standards.





7 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of the Saddle-billed Stork.
    The last picture is my favorite.
    Greetings Irma

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  2. I've never seen this bird. Really wonderful !
    Greetings

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  3. Great shots of a very striking bird David. Love that eye and stripy bill.

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  4. Great looking stork with its colorful bill ! Superb pictures.

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  5. Jego dziób jest w cudownych kolorach. Pozdrawiam.
    His beak is in wonderful colors. Yours.

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  6. I know these birds also only of television and the Internet.
    Seemed amazing to see. Them into the wild
    Beautiful photos David!

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