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Chobe River, Right bank


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 272 mm
Exposure 1/1250 s, f/10, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Ciconiiformes   Family  Ciconiidae

Deutsch  Sattelstorch Dutch  Zadelbekooievaar
Italian  Cicogna sellata Spanish  Jabirú Africano


A very large black and white stork with a remarquable beak whose upper part has the shape of a saddle. It walks slowly through water and catches fish and frogs which it often throws in the air before swallowing.


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Saddle-billed Stork
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Jabiru d’Afrique

Jean-Michel PAULUS