Saddle-billed Stork
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
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The saddle-billed stork is a large black and white stork with a tri-colored bill and that is usually seen on permanent freshwater lakes and ponds. The enlargements includes a recent fledge, several juveniles and immatures and a comparison of adult male and female. The male has dark eyes and a yellow wattle; the female, yellow eyes, no wattle. The 7th row photo, taken in So. Africa, is courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The other photos were taken in Tarangire, Katavi, Seronera and Usa River. The juvenile in flight above was seen in Tarangire (7-07), courtesy of Mike Peterson; click it to see 35 enlargements including nests, juveniles and immatures.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Maren Hilton, Steve Brynes, Stuart Webb, Karine Van der Vurst
Ariunbaatar Barkhasbaatar, Mike Peterson, Ethan Kinsey

Last Update this page: 10-29-21