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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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BIG FLAP: The Marabou Stork's wingspan can reach 12ft.
The story of the marabous helps one realise that we all have to accept others despite their differences.
Rare marabou storks bred in captivity at a Staffordshire zoo have produced a clutch of eggs and the first chicks are due to appear early next month.