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Marabout Stork looking for food in flight
Unlike other Ciconiiformes, the Marabout stork flies with its neck folded like herons. Despite being a wader, it is in many ways closer to vultures. Carrions are its primordial food resource. It hovers high in the sky in order to watch its preys that it detects in sight and by contact. It then descends at high speed, its wings producing a whirring sound. Its naked head and neck allow it to sink its beak deeply into the corpses without defiling its feathers.
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