Long-legged white bird. Long, thick, down-curved bill. Head black and bald. Wings white with black flight feathers.
In the United States. the Wood Stork favors cypress trees in marshes, swamps, or (less often) among mangroves and nearby habitat.
A large, white, bald-headed wading bird of the southeastern swamps, the Wood Stork is the only stork breeding in the United States. Its late winter breeding season is timed to the Florida dry season when its fish prey become concentrated in shrinking pools. (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Lat: 28.12, Long: -80.64
Spotted on Nov 22, 2011
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012