1.5 m; 6 kg
Similar, F has bright yellow eyes, M has brown eyes and small pair
of yellow pendant wattles at base of bill.
Upperparts initially grey-brown, and bill (including saddle) black
or dark brown, lacking any red till at least 6 months; legs
Uncommon resident, listed as Endangered in S Africa. Sedentary but
nomadic during drought. Found singly or in pairs.
Along large river systems, lake margins and wetlands.
Mainly fish, also frogs, reptiles, small mammals, birds,
crustaceans and aquatic insects.
Monogamous. Large platform nest built on top of tree in full
sunlight, usually near water.