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Marabou Stork - sure bet finalist in the ugliest bird awards!?


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#1 theplainswanderer

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 10:56 PM

I was delighted to see Marabou Storks close up when we were in Northern Botswana in 2014 - surley only a mother could love these fascinating birds!

 

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 01:39 AM

I agree!



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 03:17 AM

the local conversational name is undertaker birds

 

a very well selected term


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 06:38 AM

btw.

 

the name should marabou, not maribou stork



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:05 PM

Gosh thanks Ice - ive always spelt it with an i but yes I see thats wrong and as you say its Marabou!  Oops!  

 

Moderator might like to correct in title? 

 

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:14 PM

@theplainswanderer All sorted :)

 

Karibu to the Marabou


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:26 PM

~ Hmm...

 

Are they really that ugly?

 

On any weekend morning, when looking into the bathroom mirror through bleary eyes, what looks back at me makes these Marabou Storks resemble Cary Grant!

 

Here's to the not-so-homely Marabou!

 

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:54 AM

if you wish to attribute human activity to birds, there is someone I do not wish to see down a dark alley carrying a baseball bat


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