The Yellow-Billed Stork grows to a height of close to one metre, with a wingspan of up to 1,70 metres. Both sexes are similar, although the males are slightly heavier.
The plumage is principally white with hues of pink, with black wings and tail. The beak is yellow, robust and slightly curved at the tip. The babies are greyish-brown.
It lives in the vicinity of water courses and reservoirs –whether fresh, brackish or salt -, where it forms nesting colonies on tall trees.