A minimalistic presentation of two juvenile Saddle-Billed Storks (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) captured in Kruger National Park in South Africa. This is a repost of a previously posted image

It is a large wading bird in the stork family, They are spectacularly plumaged, identical in male and female when perched but the female shows much more white in the primaries in flight. The head, neck, back, wings, and tail are iridescent black, with the rest of the body and the primary flight feathers being white. Juveniles are browner grey in plumage. The massive bill is red with a black band and a yellow frontal shield (the “saddle”).

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