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Painted stork

Mycteria leucocephala


the Painted storks of India fly with their neck outstretched.....When hunting, the stork puts its head inside the water, with its bill being partly open. The bird keeps swinging its head back and forth in the water, till it catches a prey....the painted stork is protected by law here

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Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Please add the scientific name: Mycteria leucocephala to it. Thanks.

thank you Karen and kranthi :)

KrantiAzad 8 years ago

awesome spotting !!

KarenL 8 years ago

Beautiful capture Ashok!

painted stork feed mainly on fish ,....but frogs and are part of the diet....

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2013

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