Marabou Stork, The Unofficial National Bird of Uganda

Marabou Stork is often referred to as Unofficial National Bird of Uganda. Every time I visit the country known as the Pearl of Africa, I would see this bird species almost everywhere in Uganda. From Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth Park, no matter where I was, I would come across the Marabou Stork. Therefore, Marabou Stork is often called as the unofficial National Bird of Uganda. Despite many called them as the ugliest bird in the world, marabou stork is also one of the most fascinating birds in the world. Visitors are often surprised to find these large birds around garbage dumpsters to clean up the place. It makes them famous as the unofficial Garbage collector of the city. Its role is a significant part of environment.

The average lifespan is 25 years old, but in captivity they could survive for up to forty one years. I often witnessed the Marabous Stork just standing around in almost lazy style. Even though they could reach a height more than 1,5 meters, they are not danger to humans. When they fix, I could see their incredible wing span along their legs. They are generally quite, and very seldom to have a loud cry in regards to noise.

Marabou Stork at Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Marabou Stork in Uganda

Marabou Stork in Uganda

Marabou Stork in Uganda

Marabou Stork in Uganda

Marabou Stork in Uganda

Marabou Stork at Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Marabou Stork at Lake Victoria, Entebbe, Uganda.

Marabou Stork in Uganda

This post is my contribution for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

 

 

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