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Painted Stork

SPECIES:
The Painted Stork (Aves > Ciconiidae > Mycteria leucocephala )

DESCRIPTION:
The Painted Stork is a large wading bird in the stork family found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in South Asia and extending into Southeast Asia. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers give them their name. They forage in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes. They immerse their half open beaks in water and sweep them from side to side and snap up their prey of small fish that are sensed by touch. As they wade along they also stir the water with their feet to flush hiding fish. They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The only sounds they produce are a weak moan or sounds produced by bill clattering. They are not migratory and only make short distance movements in some parts of their range in response to food and for breeding. Like other storks, they are often seen soaring on thermals.
 
LOCATION:
The Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. It is located in southeastern Rajasthan, about 130 km from Jaipur and is spread over an area of 1,334 sq km along with the nearby Mansingh and Kaila Devi sanctuaries.
 

 
   
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