Saddlebill Stork

The Saddlebill is the largest African stork. Eye color helps distinguish males from females. In addition, the brown-eyed males are taller than the yellow-eyed females.

This stork hunts by walking slowly in shallow water then striking at its prey with its long bill.

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Freshwater marshes

Diet

Fish, amphibians, small reptiles, shellfish and insects

Location

Central and Eastern Africa