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Abdim’s Stork

Abdim's Stork

AKA:  White Bellied Stork

 

Description:  A small stork; upper body glossed purple and green, lower body is white.  Weight: 2 lb.  to 6lb.  Height: 29.5 in. to 31.9 in.

 

Wild Range:  Africa South of Sahara and SW Arabia; breeds N of equator, with most birds spending rest of the year in eastern and southern parts of Africa.

 

Habitat:  Frequents open grassland, pastures, areas of cultivation and savanna woodland.

 

Diet in Wild:  Primarily insectivorous; army worms, locusts, and crickets, although will also take mice, frogs, lizards, small fish, mollusks, crabs, millipedes, scorpions, water rats and small birds.

 

Conservation Status:  Evaluated as Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

 

 

 

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