Sunday, June 29, 2008

Random Eye Dull Photo #8 - Marabou Stork

Definitely not the prettiest bird I've ever seen...

In my African wildlife guide book the Marabou Stork is described as having "a rather grotesque appearance." I tend to agree, especially after reading further in the description that their legs are not naturally white - they are just whitened from their droppings. Ew.... what a pleasant bird.

I took a picture of this one as we were leaving the Maasai Mara Wildlife Refuge.


JD said...

That bird looks like one of the bad guys in The Dark Crystal.

shiloh said...

Why is it sitting on its elbows and not its feet???