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Wood stork

Mycteria americana


The wood stork nests in cypress and mangrove trees. It was once listed as endangered, then threatened for several years. Thankfully, the population rebounded and the near threatened status was downgraded, although the population is still decreasing due to ecosystem fragility (Florida Everglades).


Seen behind cypress knees in a swamp in Big Cypress National Preserve.

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah a week ago

Glad to share, Tukup! I didn’t know until I visited the area, either. The head is kind of dinosaur-like.

Tukup a week ago

Thanks Mauna. I didn't even know there were wood storks in the US.

Florida, USA

Lat: 25.76, Long: -80.96

Spotted on Dec 20, 2015
Submitted on Apr 13, 2019

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