(85) 76 cm; 1.3 kg
Alike, M > F. Easily separated from Black Stork by smaller size,
dull grey-green bill (tipped dull red) and greenish-olive legs (toes
and ‘knees’ red). In ﬂight shows white rump. Bare skin on face
duller blue during non-br season.
Duller and browner than ad.
Locally common to abundant non-br intra-African migrant. Most arrive
in Nov and depart by Apr (some overwlntering). Usually in large ﬂocks,
especially at insect outbreaks.
Grassland, savanna woodland and cultivated lands.
Mainly insects, especially grass-hoppers, locusts and crickets,
army worms, and wide range of small vertebrates.
Usually silent in southern Africa.
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