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Alternative name: White-bellied Stork
The female is slightly smaller than male.
Similar Species. Black Stork is similarly plumaged, but has red bill and legs and lacks the white lower back and rump of Abdim's. Moreover, the longer legs, bill and neck of Black Stork give it a quite different flight silhouette.
Highly gregarious. Large flocks numbering hundreds may be seen in feeding parties spread through grasslands or soaring on thermals.
Colonial breeder, nesting in trees, with each pair laying 2-3 eggs.
The diet consists mainly of locusts, caterpillars and other large insects.
 In Culture
The smallest stork, the name commemorates the Turkish Governor of Wadi Halfa in Sudan Bey El-Arnaut Abdim (1780-1827).
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