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Central and Eastern Africa

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.

HABITATFreshwater marshes
DIETFish, amphibians, small reptiles, shellfish and insects
LIFE ExpectancyUnknown

Fun Fact
If a human baby weighed 7 pounds at birth and grew at the same rate as a caterpillar it would weigh 189,000 pounds when fully grown.
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