Marabou Stork – Grim Reaper


A Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) stands atop a branch in hopeful anticipation of predators making a kill in the area. The Marabou is basically omnivorous, but mostly a carrion-eater and scavenger relying on game kills for food, although it is known to fish when opportunity presents itself. They are often seen in the company of vultures, and quite frequently will drive vultures off a kill to feed. This image captured in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.
(Canon 7D; f/14; 1/200 sec; ISO-500; 400mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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One thought on “Marabou Stork – Grim Reaper

  1. Gret pic, again, Andrew. Not one of the best looking birds in town but she does clean up well! Regards

    Craig Viljoen

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