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Painted Stork

Mycteria leucocephala

Description:

They appear at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary seasonally. The come in some time during March and leave by August. During this time, they begin nesting. The Cauvery river is teeming with Marsh Crocodiles, which eat any chick that falls into the water. The locals say the Storks too kill baby crocodiles, as they may later pose a threat to the chicks.



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3 Comments

Piali Bopanna
Piali Bopanna 6 years ago

Thanks MaryEvans2 :)

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Lovely photos and bird. Nice spotting

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Wonderful spotting Piali. If you could add some description to this pic, the spotting will be more informative. Thanks.

Karnataka, India

Lat: 12.42, Long: 76.66

Spotted on Mar 25, 2012
Submitted on Mar 25, 2012

Spotted for mission

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