abdimsstork

November 15, 2016 – Abdim’s Stork (Ciconia abdimii)

These storks are found in open grasslands, often near water, in central and southern Africa. Feeding mostly on swarms of locusts and caterpillars, they also eat small reptiles and amphibians, mice, crabs, and eggs. Social birds, they can be found in flocks of as many as 10,000. They breed during the rainy season when locusts and caterpillars are plentiful, building their nests in colonies on cliffs and rocky areas.

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