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Bishop Stork

Ciconia episcopus


Marsh on the edge of the field. Countryside.


This stork is glistening black with black ‘skull cap’, white neck and white lower belly. The upper parts are glossed dark green, and the breast and belly have a purple hue. It has long legs and heavy blackish bill. It walks slowly and steadily on the ground seeking its prey, which consists of amphibians, small reptiles and large insects.

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Deepti S
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Deepti S

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Apr 19, 2015
Submitted on Apr 30, 2015

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