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Storm's Stork

Ciconia stormi

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Leslie4 11 years ago
Storm's Stork
Ciconia stormi Storm's Stork |

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Leslie4 11 years ago

I found the info online after guessing that it was some kind of stork. I've never been to Malaysia, but I hear that it's beautiful there!

ShaumingLo 11 years ago

Thank you very much Leslie4, you know so much about my country and this bird. I really appreciate it.

Leslie4 11 years ago

Storm's Stork can be found in peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and extreme southern Thailand.
Population size:
The population is thought to be between 250 and 500 individuals. The core population are found in Sumatra, Kalimantan and Brunei.
This large species of stork measures up to 91cm long. It has black and white plumage with a red bill, orange and yellow skin on its face and red legs.
Storm's Stork is found at low densities in flat lowland forest, in particular freshwater and peat-swamp forest.
The Storm's Stork mainly feeds on fish. It is generally a solitary species but is occasionally found in small groups. It nests high up in the trees in a stick platform nest. It lays two eggs which will hatch after approximately 90 days.
The main threats to this species are forest loss and fragmentation as a result of logging and conversion of lowland forest to oil palm plantations. Incidental hunting in some areas is thought to be a minor threat to this species.

At Harapan Rainforest:
This species can be found in the swamp forest habitat at Harapan Rainforest. Patches of this habitat are being surveyed for the presence of this species.

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Spotted on Dec 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 1, 2012

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