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Birds

Painted
Stork

Near Threatened

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Painted Stork

Mycteria leucocephala

The Painted Stork is a large stork with long, heavy, yellow bill, slightly curved near tip, and featherless orange-yellow face. White barring on black upper wing coverts, pinkish bars near the tail. Seen in pairs, parties and large congregations near water-bodies. Food : Fish, frogs, crabs and snakes.

A stork has a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. These storks are colony nesters and often mix nest with pelicans. These Storks can hiss, croak, honk, squeal and whistle. Their predators include Tigers, hyenas, leopards, crocodiles and at times humans.

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Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    পাকৈঢোৰা
  • Bengali:
    রাঙা মানিকজোড়
  • Gujarati:
    પીળી ચાંચ ઢોંક
  • Hindi:
    कठसारंग, जंघिल, कंकरी
  • Malayalam:
    വർണ്ണക്കൊക്ക്
  • Marathi:
    चित्रबलाक, रंगीत करकोचा, चामढोक
  • Nepali:
    लालटाउके गरुड
  • Punjabi:
    ਚਿਤਰਾ ਲਮਢੀਂਗ
  • Sanskrit:
    काचाक्ष, पिंगलाक्ष, चित्रीत महाबक
  • Tamil:
    மஞ்சள் மூக்கு நாரை
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Taxanomy

CICONIIFORMES
CICONIIDAE
Mycteria leucocephala

Quick Facts
  • It has a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. These storks are colony nesters and often mix nest with pelicans. These Storks can hiss, croak, honk, squeal and whistle.
Painted Stork

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