marabou

marabou

[mar-uh-boo]
marabou: see stork.

African stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus). Standing 5 ft (1.5 m) tall with a wingspread of 8.5 ft (2.6 m), the marabou is the largest of all storks. Mainly gray and white, it has a bald pinkish face and neck; a reddish, inflatable throat pouch; and a straight, heavy bill. Marabous eat carrion, often feeding with vultures, which they dominate.

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Marabou can refer to:

  • Marabou Stork, a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.
  • Marabou (chocolate), a Swedish chocolate brand.
  • Marabou (ethnicity), a historical term for a multiracial person in Haiti.
    • Marabou also a term used in New Orleans Creole society for the mixed child of a (50/50)Mulatto and a full Negre'
  • Marabou, a collection of poems by Nikos Kavadias.

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