Its plumage is mainly pinkish-white with black wings and tail. The bill is yellow, blunt, and decurved at the tip. Immature birds are greyish brown with dull greyish brown bill, dull orange face and brownish legs. It is a medium-sized stork. Length: 97 cm; average body weight for males: 2.3 kg; for females: 1.9 kg.

Habitat and Distribution

It occurs in Africa south of the Sahara and in Madagascar.