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Stork, Marabou
 
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Scientific Name:
Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Location(s):
Africa, Angola, Asia, Botswana, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Middle East, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, Nigeria, North Africa, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa Read more
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IUCN
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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Wikipedia
A massive bird, large specimens are thought to reach a height of 152 cm (60 in) and a weight of 9 kg (20 lb).[ 2] [ 3] A wingspan of 3.7 m (12 ft) was accepted by Fisher and Peterson, who ranked the species as having the largest wing-spread of any living bird. Even higher measurements of up to 4.06 m (13.3 ft) have been reported, although no measurement over 3.19 m (10.5 ft) has been verified. It is often credited with the largest spread of any landbird alongside the Andean Condor. More typically, these storks measure 225–287 cm (7–9 ft) across the wings, which is about a foot less than the average Andean condor wingspan and nearly two feet less than the average of the largest albatrosses and pelicans. Typical weight is 4.5–8 kg (9.9–18 lb), unusually as low as 4 kg (8.8 lb), and length (from bill to tail) is 120 to 130 cm (47 to 51 in). Females are smaller than males. Bill length can range from 26.4 to 35 cm (10.4 to 14 in).[ 4] [ 5] [ 6] Unlike most storks, the three Leptoptilos species fly with the neck retracted like a heron. ...
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