Abdim's stork

Abdim's stork

Species

Abdim’s stork

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.

Animal facts

  • 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.

Habitat

Grasslands near water and dry zones.

Where they live

Eastern Africa

Threat

Potentail threats from habitat loss and urbanisation.

Conservation Status
Least Concern
Order
Ciconiiformes
Family
Ciconiidae