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Painted Stork

Mycteria leucocephala


It is large wading bird , there tetrial feather color give them there name painted stork. They have long yellow beak with a down curved tip.It about 90-110 cm tall when stand and about 2-4 kg in weight.


Found in wetlands of plains of Asia .


These are not usually found in Punjab (my hometown) , but I was lucky to caught one of this in my camera in the open fields of paddy . May be this one landed there for rest because no other painted stork was there and after or before that no painted stork was seen ...

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1 Comment

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 5 years ago

Thanks Adi !! I too love this surprise of nature :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Awesome birdie Ji :) Loved this find :)

Kranti Dhiman
Spotted by
Kranti Dhiman

Punjab, India

Lat: 30.12, Long: 75.76

Spotted on Jan 12, 2014
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014

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