Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Scientific name definitions

Jonah Gula
Version: 2.0 — Published June 25, 2021


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Thanks to the following people for providing unpublished information referenced in this account: Clive Barlow, Richard Barnes, Ursula Bryson, Robert Cheke, Stephane Doppagne, Gary Douglas, Robert Dowsett, Peter Firus, Phil Hall, Zago Martial, John Miskell, Wim Mullié, Ulf Ottosson, Guillaume Passavy, Bruno Portier, Sally Reece, Daan Smit, Marc Stalmans, Vincent van der Spek, and Nigel Voaden. I am grateful to Ulf Liedén, Tim Wacher and Joost Brouwer for providing data from the West African Bird Database. Also thanks to The Endangered Wildlife Trust and Wetlands International for making their Saddle-billed Stork database available. Special thanks to zoo staff Shelly Collingsworth, Marcie Herry, Jennifer Kottyan, Scott Newland, and Lee Schoen for sharing data on captive birds and their personal observations of development and behavior. Thanks to Neil Baker for providing insight into the species in Tanzania, especially the overlooked issue of trade, and to Gopi Sundar for providing insight into the Black-necked Stork and for his support in my stork investigations.

Recommended Citation

Gula, J. (2021). Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman and B. K. Keeney, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.sabsto1.02