adult; red and blue bare facial patch (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

Abdim's Stork
Ciconia abdimii

Native Range: Africa

Notes: also known as the White-bellied Stork, this mid-sized stork has a wide range throughout much of eastern and central sub-Saharan Africa; no sexual dimorphism.

small flock feeding (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

pink "knees" and feet; white belly (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

black neck, breast, and upperparts (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

strutting his stuff (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

frontal view (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

juvenile; generally browner than adult (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

adult posing for a portrait; note the pink "knees" (Zoo; 2012-10-09)