Marabou stork

Title Info
Common name Stork, Marabou
Scientific name Leptoptilus crumeniferus
Taxonomic group Ciconiidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Nutrient cycles Nitrogen; Carbon; Decomposition
Ecological interactions Predation; Scavenging
Selection and adaptations Selection
Selection Sexual selection
Change over time Decomposition
Organisms Animals
Animals Birds
Date August 08, 2003
Location Serengeti National Park,Tanzania,Africa
Marabou stork in flight, Tanzania
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Marabou stork in flight, Tanzania. The Serengeti is home to many species of large scavenging birds, such as this Marabou Stork. Like many scavengers, these birds occasionally hunt for prey themselves. The large pink throat pouch on the male appears to be used to attract mates.