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Birds

Black-necked
Stork

Near Threatened

Decreasing

Black-necked Stork

Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Adults have a glossy bluish-black iridescent head, neck, secondary flight feathers and tail; a coppery-brown crown; a bright white back and belly; bill black with a slightly concave upper edge; and bright red legs. The sexes are identical but the adult female has a yellow iris while the adult male has it brown.

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Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    তেলীয়া সাৰেং
  • Bengali:
    কালাগলা মানিকজোড়
  • Bhojpuri:
    लोहजंघा
  • Gujarati:
    બનારસ, મોટો ઢોંક
  • Marathi:
    काळ्या मानेचा करकोचा
  • Nepali:
    कृष्णकण्ठ गरुड
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Taxanomy

CICONIIFORMES
CICONIIDAE
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Black-necked Stork

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