Showing posts with label The beauty of the Marabou.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The beauty of the Marabou.. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The beauty of the Marabou


Do you know which is the ugliest bird in the world? 

Well, apparently, the vast majority of ornithologists the world consider the Marabou ugliest bird in the world. The Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) is a scavenger bird found in the savannah and marshes pecking African and what you can with the vultures and carrion orejeros of dead animals. Also hunts small mammals and birds, including some large birds such as flamingos.

This bird is large, measuring 1.5 meters in height and when you open the wings reaches 2.5 meters. It has a "beak" great, perhaps weak, but is long and wide. Weighs up to 6 kg and lives about 15 years. And like vultures, his head bare.

Since it is considered the ugliest bird in the world, so let's see, some pretty pictures I found.