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Wood Stork

Myceteria americana


A very large and tall white wading bird with a heavy and naked gray head. Trailing edges of the wings is black.


Usually coastal in the American South. May hunt in fresh, brackish or salt water.


The wood stork hunts by wading the shallows with its beak gapped partially open and the tip submerged under water . When it feels the vibrations of its prey against its beak, the beak snaps shut, trapping the prey.

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Georgetown, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jun 17, 2012


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