Location: Edge of the rainforest
- Jaribu storks are the tallest flying bird in South & Central America.
- Storks are mute. They click their beaks to communicate.
- They gather in flocks in shallow water to feed in groups.
- Jaribu storks use the red pouch on their neck to filter out water when scooping up food.
- Females and male jaribu storks build large nests that they use every year. They often add to the nests each year.
- Females and male jaribu storks incubate the eggs.
- They can live up to 35 years.
We sat near the edge of a swamp and watched these graceful long-legged births go fishing! They are quiet impressive. Those gorgeous markings are easy to spot on the marshes too! No one thinks storks are pretty, but we do now!