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Woolly necked stork

Ciconia episcopus

Description:

The woolly-necked stork is a large bird, typically 85 cm tall. It is glistening black with black "skull cap", white neck and white lower belly. The upper parts are glossed dark green, and the breast and belly have a purple hue.It has long red legs and heavy blackish bill. Sexes are alike. Juvenile birds are duller versions of the adult. (From Wikipedia)

Habitat:

It is a widespread tropical species which breeds in Asia, from India to Indonesia, and also in Africa. It is a resident breeder in wetlands with trees. (From Wikipedia)

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Hariprasad V N
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Hariprasad V N

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2014
Submitted on Jun 18, 2014

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