What they look like
The Abdim’s stork is mainly black in colour, with a white chest and long grey legs, with red knees and feet. This species also has distinctive red and blue skin around its eyes and bill.
- The Abdim’s stork is thought to bring rain and good luck in African culture.
- This species was named after Turkish Governor Bey El-Arnaut Abdim.
- They gather in flocks of up to 10,000 birds.
What they eat
Insects such as caterpillars and swarming locusts, as well as small reptiles, amphibians and eggs.
Grasslands near water and dry zones.
Where they live
Potentail threats from habitat loss and urbanisation.