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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ciconiidae
Genus:Mycteria
Genus species:Mycteria ibis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:95-105 cm
Identification:The yellow-billed stork has white and black flight feathers and a black tail. It also has a bare red face with a long yellow bill.
Habitat:Freshwater marshes, lakes, rivers, and coastal lagoons
Diet:Carnivore: fish, frogs and insects
Reproduction:The breeding season is at the end of the rainy season, usually from June to August. Both sexes incubate their 2-4 eggs for a total of 30 days.
In the nonbreeding season, yellow-billed storks are usually in small groups.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Northern Southern Africa Date:1981-08 Subjects:long-legged wading bird
Yellow-billed stork
Storks
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata