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Wood Stork

Myceteria americana

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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JackieHolmesBurns
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JackieHolmesBurns

Georgetown, South Carolina, USA

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

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