A bird that we do not often see that often but when we do it captivates some of us, is the Marabou Stork, with its black and white feathers and a red neck and face. Earlier in the wet season we seen Marabou Storks chasing Jackals around the wide-open areas on NK, and the storks were relentless until the Jackal left. Some people may not know that the Marabou Stork is the scavenger of the bird world. With the design of its beak the Marabou can not rip flesh off a carcass. So the Marabou waits until other birds get the flesh from a carcass in there beaks and chases them around trying to get the flesh out of the other birds beaks. The Marabou has a wingspan of around 10ft and weighs about 20lbs with a height of 60inches tall. The Marabou Stork is definitely one of the bigger birds we see around South Africa.