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  1. The African openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) is a species of stork from the family Ciconiidae. It is widely distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa and western regions of Madagascar. This species is considered common to locally abundant across its range, although it has a patchy distribution.

  2. A medium-sized, all-dark stork with a mostly greenish gloss and a uniquely-shaped bill that creates a diagnostic gap between the two halves of the bill. Its flight is slow and labored. The long neck and feet separate it from other dark waterbirds.

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  3. The openbill storks or openbills are two species of stork (family Ciconiidae) in the genus Anastomus. They are large wading birds characterized by large bills, the mandibles of which do not meet except at the tip. This feature develops only in the adults. Both species feed predominantly on molluscs.

  4. The African Openbill Stork, scientifically known as Anastomus lamellicorns, is a unique and fascinating bird species native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is a medium-sized stork renowned for its peculiarly shaped bill, which features a noticeable gap that facilitates its specialized feeding on aquatic mollusks, especially snails.

  5. The African openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) is a distinctive stork species native to large portions of sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. It is characterized by its unique bill, which has a gap when closed, adapted for feeding on mollusks, particularly snails.

  6. The African openbill, Anastomus lamelligerus, is a medium-sized stork with a distinctive bill that is adapted to its diet. Adults measure between 80–94 cm in length and weigh 1–1.3 kg. The species shows little sexual dimorphism, though males are marginally larger with a more substantial bill.

  7. Mar 4, 2020 · African Openbill - Anastomus lamelligerus - Birds of the World. © Holger Teichmann. Macaulay Library. eBird. +3. Listen. African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus. LC Least Concern. Names (27) Subspecies (2) Andrew Elliott, Ernest Garcia, and Peter F. D. Boesman. Version: 1.0 — Published March 4, 2020. Text last updated May 7, 2014.

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