Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)

portrait of a Marabou Stork
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Closeup of the head of a Marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus. As with many carrion eaters, the head is bald of feathers because it is easier to keep clean when the head must be put inside a dead animal. This is a spectacularly ugly bird.

 

 

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