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93ā102 cm (36Ā½-40 in); I
Juveniles are similar to adults, but duller.
Shallow freshwater wetlands, marshes, ponds and flooded fields.
They nest colonially in trees with herons, ibises, cormorants and spoonbills, building a large stick nest. The clutch consists of 2-5 eggs which are incubated by both adults for 27 to 32 days.
Their diet consists of a variety of fish species, with the addition of frogs and large insects. They sweep their half-open bill from side to side in water.