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Wood stork

Mycteria americana

Description:

I'm not sure what this bird is. It looks like a wood stork or a white Ibis but it doesn't fit 100% either one. Plus the pink colour under the wing.

Habitat:

Mangrove swamp.

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10 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Kranti, Jolly and Ali

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Wonderful !

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Nice action shots Luis

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 8 years ago

awesome !

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Still a wonderful find, if not a new species :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you Gatorfellows, now I know it is not a new species ha ha.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Nice photos :) the pink may be light effect. Found some photos that have that same pink strip when the wing is stretched open.

Tom15
Tom15 8 years ago

Maybe it's a young bird. There's no other storks around that look quite like this.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thank you for the ID confirmation Tom. It is just that the head doesn't look as bald and wrinkled.

Tom15
Tom15 8 years ago

Luis, you're right with a Wood Stork. I have never noticed the pink under the wing either though. Nice shots!

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Nayarit, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 26, 2012
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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