The marabou stork has all sorts of ugly going on. Look at that nearly bald head. Look at that enormous beak. These birds stand at over 4 1/2 feet, with wingspans that can reach 9 feet! Oh, and that's not all. It feeds primarily on carrion - always a guaranteed ugly-maker. And the clincher: it has the nasty habit of squirting its own exrement on its own legs.
Thank goodness they live in Africa. In terms of ugly, this bird has nothing on the condor.
Photo courtesy: True Bavarian
May 15, 2006