To dmark11: Dwindling numbersMiss_Piggy::2011-04-30 9:00
Hallo Denis
Thanks for stopping by my posting of the Saddle-Billed Stork.

To answer your question about the dwindling numbers:
They breed slowly and are dependant on extensive wetland habitats, which are under increasing pressure from humans. The flow regimes of rivers passing through the Kruger National Park are expected to change in response to catchment developments outside the Park, and this, together with the removal of artificial water impoundments within the Park, may have a negative impact on this species.

Have a great weekend.
Regards
Anna
South Africa
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