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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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But it's nothing when compared to a male Marabou's wingspan of 3.7 metres (12ft), making it a rival in size to the Andean Condor.
The first time it swept through the team faster than a swish of Jerry Hall's marabou throw.
Jacques Levine was the company that took a drab, overlooked itemthe bedroom slipperand transformed it into a luxurious fashion accessory for a whole generation of women: the sexy marabou mule they wore when hosting guests or the first high-heeled slipper they ever owned.
Located by a section of the Luangwa river, a prime location for some of the biggest predators in Zambia, the hippo will have been in the sights of the notoriously vicious honey badger, leopards, lions, Nile crocodiles, hyenas, wild dogs, baboons, monitor lizards and marabou storks: known as the 'undertaker birds' and which use their 10-foot wingspan to swoop down and see off other smaller vultures.
IT has the looks only a mother could love, but keepers at a UK zoo are overjoyed at the progress made by only the second marabou stork to be hatched in the country.
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London, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the fossils of a 1.8-meter-tall marabou stork on an Indonesian island once home to human-like 'hobbits'.
And then there are the pictures: men on rope-ladders collecting edible nests from caves in Sarawak; a female antwren perched on a birder's thumb; a martial eagle commencing duel with a warthog; green parakeets emerging from one of the world's deepest rock sinks; a marabou stork attacking a steppe eagle; while a common raven sitting on a bare bough in a misty wood makes it clear why the bird has long been associated with death and bad tidings.