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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ciconia abdimii
HOUSE NAME: "Amy" and "Jo"
HABITAT: Open grassland, pastures, and savanna woodland often near water but also in semi-arid areas of Africa.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
FUN FACT: Superstitious beliefs prevent human disturbance of this species, as a result the birds frequent roofs of native dwellings.
DIET: Primarily insectivorous; army worms, locusts, and crickets, although will also take mice, frogs, lizards, small fish, mollusks, crabs, millipedes, scorpions, water rats and small birds.
DESCRIPTION: A small stork; upper body glossed purple and green, lower body is white. Immature browner and more dull. Males are slightly larger than female. Non-breeding adult not as brightly colored. Weight: 2 lb. to 6lb. Height: 29.5 in. to 31.9 in.
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