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Saddle-billed Stork

Scientific name: Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Order: Ciconiiformes

Also called Saddle-bill Stork

The largest of the African storks, the Saddle-bill is found in Kenya and Uganda south to South Africa and in Gambia, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Chad, Sudan and Ethiopia. This species is very tall and is usually seen singly or in pairs near open water, the large brightly colored bill makes it easy to recognize, although the saddle is absent in juvenile and immature birds. Can usually be seen in the Maasai Mara, Amboseli or on one of the Rift lakes.

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Canon EOS 30D ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/640s f/4.0 at 30omm ISO 400 full exif

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