Jabiru storks in the Pantanal of Brazil
© Juan-Carlos Munoz/Minden Picture
Out on a limb. Storking out the neighbourhood
You're more likely to see jabiru storks down on the shores of ponds or on riverbanks, where they hunt for small fish, amphibians and lizards. They're the tallest bird in South and Central America - the largest males are 5ft tall. Despite their size, the jabiru stork is a graceful flier. Here in the Pantanal, a sprawling tropical wetland in western Brazil, the jabiru storks will build a massive nest in late August or September, just as spring is beginning in the southern hemisphere. The storks in this image may be scouting out a good place for their nest. Once it's built, the pair will raise between two and five chicks.