- 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
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
We loved doing Spooktime so we were very excited when we were asked to perform two tracks for Irvine Welsh's play Marabou Stork
Welsh, 44 - currently lecturing in America - included one scene of cruelty in Marabou Stork
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.
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.