dark crown; fluffy white neck and back of head (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Woolly-necked Stork
Ciconia episcopus

Native Range: Africa and Oriental Region

Notes: the head and neck of this species do indeed look fluffy or woolly, hence the bird's name; inhabits rivers, mudflats, and mangroves; usually quite solitary.

dorsal view; dark back; glossy-black wings (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

black underparts; long legs; large pointed bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)