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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.
BIG FLAP: The Marabou Stork's wingspan can reach 12ft.
THE GOODS: "Only a tiny percentage of commercially available marabou qualifies for my jigs," Jensen says.
HOW TO FISH: Jigs tied with 3- to 4-inch lengths of marabou or rabbit excel in swimming and slow darting retrieves.