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.

2 comments:

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???