Saddle-billed storks (Afrikaans name, Saalbekooievaar) are large, very tall birds. We were lucky enough to spot this pair near the Letaba camp in the Kruger National Park.

Saddle-billed storks mainly feed on fish but will also eat frogs, reptiles, small mammals and birds.

We were amazed to see this stork on a nest at the top of a tree in the park. We spotted her just as we were entering the Kruger National Park at the Phalaborwa gate.

KNP Saddle bill Stork J

The juvenile Saddle-billed Stork has brown feathers and has not got the bright colours on his beak as the adults do.

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