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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
The national animal symbol for the Bahamas is the flamingo.
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