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Painted Stork

Mycteria leucocephala


Is a large wading bird in the stork family.This large stork has a heavy yellow bill with a down-curved tip that gives it a resemblance to an ibis. The head of the adult is bare and orange or reddish in colour. The long tertials are tipped in bright pink and at rest they extend over the back and rump. The legs are yellowish to red but often appear white due their habit of urohidrosis or defecating on their legs especially when at nest.


Mainly seen on freshwater wetlands .

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achmmad 11 years ago

Love all about the photo!

Wild Things
Wild Things 12 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Grate shots beautiful light.

CourtneyVerk 12 years ago

Nice shot! I actually prefer the thumbnail cropping of this photo where you can only see the larger bird and the smaller one behind it.

KatCuff 12 years ago

Good job!

Arun 12 years ago

Nice spotting ...

Atul 12 years ago

nice one!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 12 years ago

Excellent Shot, good gathering

Chennai, India

Spotted on Jan 2, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012

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