SPECIES

Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Scientific name definitions

Jonah Gula
Version: 2.0 — Published June 25, 2021

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Table 1

Known breeding phenology for range countries. Note: (-) indicates no information is known.

Country

Breeding Activity (general)

Nest Building

Egg Laying

Broods

Fledging

Angola

August1

-

-

-

-

Benin

-

-

-

November–February35

-

Botswana

April, July–November2,3,4,5

-

January–August2,27

August5

-

Cote d’Ivoire

-

-

-

December36

-

Ethiopia

October–November6

-

January, March, September–October28

October–November6

-

Ghana

-

September–October21

October–November21

January–February21

-

Kenya

December–January, March–April, October7,8,5

January–March, May5

January, June, October29

April–July, October37,5

-

Malawi

January–February, April9

January22,23

January22,30

-

-

Mali (extirpated)

January–March10

-

-

-

-

Mozambique

July–August, November2,11

-

-

-

-

Namibia

-

-

April, June–August31

April, July38

-

Senegal

January12,13

January24

-

-

-

South Africa

January–September14,2

February–March5

March–July6,2

January, April–July14,39

-

South Sudan/ Sudan

September–April14,15,15

-

April, September, November14

-

-

Tanzania

February–July8,5

March, May5

March–June32

June–July5

late June–early July14

Togo (extirpated)

-

August25

October33

-

late January33

Uganda

September–June14,8,6

April26

January, May–July, October14,29,26

June14,8,6

-

Zambia

January–July17,18,19,20

May17

May, November–December14

May, August17,18,14,20

-

Zimbabwe

February–March, May18,14,2,5

-

January–August14,34,2

March–May, July14,5

-

References: 1Dean 2000; 2Benn 1997; 3Hancock 2003; 4Motsumi et al. 2003; 5eBird 2020; 6Brown et al. 1982; 7Kahl 1968; 8Brown and Britton 1980; 9McShane and McShane-Caluzi 1988; 10Lamarche 1980; 11Parker 2005; 12Morel and Morel 1990; 13W. Mullie, personal communication; 14Pitman 1965; 15Mefit-Babtie Srl. 1983; 16Nikolaus 1987; 17Benson and Pitman 1958; 18Benson et al. 1964; 19Kamweneshe et al. 2003; 20Dowsett et al. 2008; 21Dowsett-Lemaire and Dowsett 2008; 22Benson and Benson 1977; 23Long 1960; 24Bouet 1955; 25Cheke and Walsh 1999; 26Carswell et al. 2005; 27Skinner 1997; 28Ash and Atkins 2009; 29Kasoma and Pomeroy 1987; 30Dowsett-Lemaire and Dowsett 2006; 31Brown et al. 2015; 32Tanzania Bird Atlas, unpublished data; 33Cheke and Walsh 1996; 34Irwin 1981; 35Dowsett-Lemaire and Dowsett 2019; 36Walsh 1977; 37Kahl 1973; 38Atlasing in Namibia 2020; 39Berruti et al. 1977

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