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Wood Stork

Mycteria americana


The Wood Stork is a large wading bird that stands about 3 feet tall. It is covered in white feathers, exept for the back tips of the wings and the naked dark head. These birds are normally found individually or in groups of 3-7


These birds live anywhere from swamps, to the dry urban areas in Florida. Fairly common around Seaworld and other parks where they don't pass up the opportunity for free food.


In the 1930s, more than 60,000 wood storks inhabitated the United States. But development, destruction of habitat and other factors reduced their population to about 4,500 breeding pairs by 1980. In 1984, the Wood Stork earned its place on the Endangered Species List. These birds are making a steady comeback, and possibly coming off the Endangered Speices list in the near future.

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ZackUmbarger 10 years ago

Will do

Liam 10 years ago

Very cool. You should mention that they are endangered.

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St. Augustine, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 7, 2011
Submitted on Oct 13, 2011

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