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Stork, Black-necked
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Asia, Australasia, Australia, Cambodia, Global, India, IndoChina, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Melanesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam Read more
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There are thought to be 1,000 asiaticus (G. Sundar in litt. 2002, 2006), plus possibly up to 20,000 breeding australis (S. Garnett in litt. 2006), giving perhaps up to 21,000 mature individuals and therefore up to c.31,000 individuals in total. In light of the uncertainty surrounding this figure, a ...
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The Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) is a tall long-necked wading bird in the stork family. It is a resident species across South and Southeast Asia with a disjunct population in Australia. It lives in wetland habitats to forage for a wide range of animal prey. Adult birds of both sexes have a heavy bill and are patterned in white and glossy blacks, but the sexes differ in the colour of the iris. In Australia, it is sometimes called a Jabiru although that name refers to a stork species found in the Americas. It is one of the few storks that is strongly territorial when feeding. ...
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