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