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Painted Stork

Mycteria leucocephala


Tall bird which is aptly named because it seems an artist has used up all the colours of the pallete on the feathers, which are white, black, pink with a touch of reddish hue...add the orange bill and you have one colourful bird.The wings look striped in black and white while folded


This one was spotted in a remote region of the Khijidiya Bird Sanctuary near Jamnagar.


Quite common in the Kutch region of Gujarat. This is an arid region so there is large assembly of birds where ever there is a water...even a small puddle will do...the smaller the water body the more closely are the birds great for a person like me shooting with an aim-and click camera.

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Gujarat, India

Spotted on Dec 13, 2014
Submitted on Dec 31, 2014


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