While this assumption is partly true (marabou storks are indeed frequent scavengers), the “ugly bird” also eats other things such as frogs, fish, smaller birds and insects (like these flying termites).
Looks rather yummy, doesn’t it?
Did You Know?
With a wingspan of up to 4 m (2.5-3 m is the norm though), this impressive bird species is often referred to have the largest wing-spread of any living bird.
Although I’ve never had a chance to measure those wings personally, they sure do look impressive!