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Openbill Stork

Anastomus oscitans


Large wading bird. Distinctive gap between the mandibles gives it the name. It is an adaptation to crush snails.


Foraging in a lake adjoining the resort we stayed in; about half an hours drive from Yala National Park.

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Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 14, 2017
Submitted on Feb 15, 2017

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