Open-Bill Stork

Anastomus lamelligerus

Open-bill StorkFound in South Africa, Sahara, and Madagascar, the open-bill stork is one of 20 stork species of large, long-necked birds. It uses the gap in its bill to extract prey (aquatic snails, mussels, clams) from its shell without crushing the shell.

Conservation Status: Unknown.

Did you know?
There are 2 different species of open-bill stork – Asian and African.