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Marabou Stork - sure bet finalist in the ugliest bird awards!?


theplainswanderer
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I was delighted to see Marabou Storks close up when we were in Northern Botswana in 2014 - surley only a mother could love these fascinating birds!

 

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David Taylor

 

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I agree!

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the local conversational name is undertaker birds

 

a very well selected term

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btw.

 

the name should marabou, not maribou stork

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Gosh thanks Ice - ive always spelt it with an i but yes I see thats wrong and as you say its Marabou! Oops!

 

Moderator might like to correct in title?

 

cheers

 

David Taylor

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~ Hmm...



Are they really that ugly?



On any weekend morning, when looking into the bathroom mirror through bleary eyes, what looks back at me makes these Marabou Storks resemble Cary Grant!



Here's to the not-so-homely Marabou!



Tom K.


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if you wish to attribute human activity to birds, there is someone I do not wish to see down a dark alley carrying a baseball bat

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