The National Aviary is closed today, February 20, due to inclement weather.

The National Aviary is closed today, February 20, due to inclement weather.
(Ciconia abdimii)

FUN FACT

Abdim's Storks are celebrated in local African religions as harbingers of rain and good luck.

A black stork with grey legs and bill, red knees and feet, and a distinctive white belly.

Distribution

Habitat

Diet

Omnivorous, but mostly locust, caterpillars, and other large insects.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

Oliver and Pickles, the Abdim's Storks, live off-exhibit. You can see them during Bird Show presentations and select special events.