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Storm's Stork

Ciconia stormi

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Leslie4
Leslie4 11 years ago
Storm's Stork
Ciconia stormi Storm's Stork | www.harapanrainforest.org


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Leslie4
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
ShaumingLo 11 years ago

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

Leslie4
Leslie4 11 years ago

Distribution:
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.
Characteristics:
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.
Habitat:
Storm's Stork is found at low densities in flat lowland forest, in particular freshwater and peat-swamp forest.
Ecology:
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.
Threats:
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.
(http://harapanrainforest.org/storms-stor...)

ShaumingLo
Spotted by
ShaumingLo

Malaysia

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

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