Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Scientific name definitions

Jonah Gula
Version: 2.0 — Published June 25, 2021


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Female (left) and male (right).
Recently fledged immatures.
Two immatures, lateral view.

Light gray head, neck, and back; white underside.

Immature lateral view.
Immature resting.
Male (in front) and female (behind).
Adult male lateral view.

Black head, neck, upper wing coverts, tail, with a purple to green iridescence in certain lighting conditions, especially of the head and neck. Flight feathers, marginal and primary coverts are white, as are the back and underside.

Adult female lateral view.
Adult male dorsal view.
Adult male flying, lateral view.

Flight feathers, marginal and primary coverts are white; upper and underwing coverts are black which form a longitudinal band.

Adult female dorsal view.
Adult female lateral view.
Female showing head detail.
Male showing head detail, lateral view.
Female showing head detail, lateral view.
Female showing head detail, frontal view.
Pair in a seasonally flooded grassland.
Two birds on a river.
A pair walking around the savanna.
A female eating a fish.
Male feeding on a catfish.
Tactile foraging female.
Female exhibiting pair bond performance.
Nest; general view.
Female collecting nest material.
Male collecting nest material.

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