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Painted stork

Mycteria leucocephala


Large colonies of painted storks can be seen in winters from up close in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. The birds use the same nests every year, repairing the wear and tear as they arrive for the winter. The young ones grow large very soon, and can be distinguished from the adults as they have only black, grey and white feathers, whereas the adults have the distinctive colored feathers which gives the birds their name.

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AneeshJain 7 years ago

Thanks Maria and Yuko!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice series!

YukoChartraw 7 years ago

So beautiful!

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 24, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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