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Wooly Necked Stork

Ciconia episcopus

Description:

The Woolly-necked Stork, Bishop Stork or White-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It can also be known as the Episcopos. It is a widespread tropical species which breeds in Asia, from India to Indonesia, and also in Africa. when adults meet at the nest.

Habitat:

It is a resident breeder in wetlands with trees. The large stick nest is built in a forest tree, and 2-5 eggs form the typical clutch. This stork is usually silent, but indulges in mutual bill-clattering when adults meet at the nest.

Notes:

Seen near Argan Talab and also Near Rakaskop in Belgaum

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1 Comment

Great spotting!

Mrinal Shekhar
Spotted by
Mrinal Shekhar

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Mar 17, 2013
Submitted on Mar 17, 2013

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