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Wood Stork

Mycteria americana

Description:

It appears all white on the ground, with blackish-gray legs and pink feet. In flight, the trailing edge of the wings is black. The head is dark brown with a bald, black face, and the thick downcurved bill is dusky yellow. Juvenile birds are a duller version of the adult, generally browner on the neck, and with a paler bill. The bare head and the long bill, which can measure up to 25.5 cm (10.0 in) in length, render the wood stork distinctive from other large waders in its range http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_stork

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James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 6, 2014
Submitted on Nov 10, 2014

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