Composite showing a jabiru stork taking off into flight
This is a composite of 10 images showing how a ~20lb (9kg) jabiru stork takes off. It is interesting to note that the Jabiru takes a single hop combined with a massive down stroke of it's 7.5 ft (2.3m) wingspan, and with that one down stroke travels nearly 70 feet (21.3m) before beginning the next down stroke.
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Photograph(s) by Tony Rath
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