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Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Name: Saddle-Billed Stork (or Saddlebill) Scientific Name: Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis African Names:Saalbekooievaar (Afrikaans), Kandjendje (Kwangali), Korongo Domo-ngazi (Swahili), Ngwamhlanga (Tsonga) Height: Saddle-billed storks are the largest of the African storks. The saddle-billed stork is between 5 and 6 feet tall. Their…

Marabou Stork Facts

Marabou Stork Facts

Scientific Name: Leptoptilos Crumeniferus African Names: Maraboe (Africaans), Nyumbu (Kwangali), Mmakaitšimeletša (Sotho), Svorenyama (Shona), Korongo Mfuko-shingo (Swahili), Ghumba (Tsonga) Height: 4 to 5 feet (1.15 to 1.5 m). The wing span is close to 9 feet (3 m). Average Adult…

Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill Facts

Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill Facts

Name: Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill also known as Yellow-Billed Hornbill Scientific Name: Tockus flavirostris African Names: Buurtuu (Hausa), Ndege (Kiswahili), Mbizi(Kiswahili), Kwembe (Kiswahili), Kholwane (Zulu) Length: 18 inches to 24 inches Average Adult Weight: 6 to 10 ounces Life Span: The…