Profanornis spinosus (5-6 feet tall at the hip). The largest of Skull Island’s four carrion storks, Profanornis spinosus is named for the thorny projections on the tip of its bill. It tends to live in and around the rivers that cross the lowland regions. The tooth-like projections on its beak help it catch small bony fish and amphibians, such as swamp-wings. It also readily eats carrion. Young are dependent upon their parents for the first months after hatching, following them around the shallow waterways and neighboring grasslands as they learn to hunt for themselves. Both males and females sport crests, though these are larger and more colorful in males.