The saddlebill stork slowly wades through shallow water as it probes with its bill for fish and other underwater creatures. It quickly strikes to grasp or impale fish with its sharp bill. It often washes the prey in the water before swallowing it head-first.
Where to see them:
4.4 to 4.9 ft
11 to 16 lbs
Up to 36 yrs in captivity
More than 8 ft
Freshwater marshes, rivers, floodplains and lake shores
Mainly fish, some other small aquatic creatures, insects and carrion