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The Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It occurs in Africa south of the Sahara and in Madagascar. Its a medium-sized stork. Length: 97 cm; average body weight for males: 2.3 kg; for females: 1.9 kg. Plumage mainly pinkish-white with black wings and tail; bill yellow, blunt, and decurved at tip. Immature birds are greyish brown with dull greyish brown bill, dull orange face and brownish legs. The similar Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is an Asian bird.

The Yellow-billed Stork is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

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Posted by rasaziz over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Yellow-billed Stork - Photo (c) Ludovic Hirlimann, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
muir's ID: Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Posted by muir over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Yellow-billed Stork - Photo (c) Ludovic Hirlimann, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Community ID: Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
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