Exotic Birds That Look Like They Come From A Different Planet

The Marabou Stork

marabou stork - long beak, red lump at base of neck
Photo Credit: Gilles MARTIN / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Photo Credit: Gilles MARTIN / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

These storks inhabit the wetlands in areas across sub-Saharan Africa, frequently found wading in shallow waters. Despite their rugged and terrifying appearance, these birds offer little to no threat to humans—instead, they mostly scavenge for dead animals and search through landfills.