Or "Kromsnavelooievaar", like its discoverer, netherlands famous natural scientist Erasmus Class van der Ailer (1623-1666), called this meanwhile extincted species. CBS was 3x bigger as storks are today. In van der Ailer's time people thought, CBS's curved bill was a result from carrying the new born babies near to their cradle! Today we're much more smarter about this misinterpretation, 'cause babies haven't enough weight for that... ;)
About this creation
If s.b. walks stiff-leggedly, we call it in Germany: "...wie ein Storch im Salat!"
This one's dedicated to my young netherlands friend Nico (Bak318), a so smart and talented builder and storyteller...
Quoting Luuk S
Awesome build! Reminds me of the Stork movie. And when in doubt, add more eyes! :D
Thanks much, Luuk! I had a look at these pics from the movie, but the storks there have a little too short beak! They seem to be a copy of the albatross from Disney's " The Journey " or a seagull... ;)
Quoting Jeremy McCreary
You should be working for a major animation house like Disney or Pixar, my friend! They're constantly inventing new animal characters, and they have nothing on you.
Hey Jeremy! I'm workin' a lot, but not in this "industry" of imagination... Maybe in another life! LOL But I'm happy to get my chances here and on flickr for some positive reactions! It's just all for some FUN in real life, so my "accumulators" can get some new enrgy... ;) Thanks a lot my good friend, good you've got a chuckle here, too!!! And sorry for my late reaction here, can't catch up on answering all my comments, because this little revitalizating MOCing is in first place for me... ;)