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Painted Stork

Mycteria leucocephala

Description:

This large stork has a heavy yellow beak with a down-curved tip that gives it a resemblance to an ibis. The head of the adult is bare and orange or reddish in colour. The long tertials are tipped in bright pink and at rest they extend over the back and rump. There is a distinctive black breast band with white scaly markings. The band continues into the underwing coverts and the white tips of the black coverts give it the appearance of white stripes running across the underwing lining.



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Kevin Kavi
Spotted by
Kevin Kavi

Gujarat, India

Lat: 20.47, Long: 72.86

Spotted on Dec 1, 2014
Submitted on Dec 1, 2014

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