The Saddle-billed stork is the tallest of the storks, although not the heaviest, standing at a height of 150 cm (59 in). These glorious storks have a pair of extremely long legs, black in colour. Their neck, head, back, wings and tail are a shimmering black while the rest of the body and the flight wings are pure white. They come equipped with a massive bill which is red with a large black stripe across and a yellow shield called a ‘’saddle’’. The youngsters are a browner grey colour.