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marabou:

see storkstork,
common name for members of a family of long-legged wading birds. The storks are related to the herons and ibises and are found in most of the warmer parts of the world.
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marabou

1. a large black-and-white African carrion-eating stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus, with a very short naked neck and a straight heavy bill
2. a down feather of this bird, used to trim garments
3. 
a. a fine white raw silk
b. fabric made of this
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Marabou storks - aka 'undertaker birds' due to their slow walk, cloaklike wings, thin white legs and mass of white hair-like feathers - feed mainly on carrion in the wild but can kill adult flamingos, as well as fish and insects.
The marabou stork is one of the largest flying birds in the world, standing up to 4ft 11in tall with a wingspan approaching 9ft 6in.
Ultimately, the style and subject matter of Marabou Stork Nightmares combine to make an incision into the layer of slothful acceptance and rationalization that covers society.
This interlude seems like a nod to Welsh's reputation as the "rave author"; indeed its paean to a new, Ecstasy-sponsored spirit of androgyny was probably inspired by Marabou Stork Nightmares.
Key words: ventral air pouch, anatomy, rhinitis, avian, marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Irvine is best known for writing successful books including Trainspotting, The Acid House (both of which were adapted into movies) and Marabou Stork Nightmares, but recently made an 18-minute short film called Nuts about a man with testicular cancer.
The Edinburgh-born author's first graphic description of animal torture was in the book Marabou Stork Nightmares.
We loved doing Spooktime so we were very excited when we were asked to perform two tracks for Irvine Welsh's play Marabou Stork Nightmares.
Welsh, 44 - currently lecturing in America - included one scene of cruelty in Marabou Stork Nightmares.
But while Trainspotting, The Acid House, Marabou Stork Nightmares and Filth all fit that brief, his latest novel, Glue, introduces a more toned-down Welsh.
Marabou storks are one of the most commonly held birds in zoos, but the captive population faces challenges related to high mortality.
lioness wild We're greeted at the airstrip by a welcoming committee of inquisitive buffalo, who raise their heads to catch our scent, and a procession of sombre marabou storks, cloaked in black.