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Open Beak stroke ( Anastomus oscitans ) This was captured in ranganthittu Bird sanctuary Anastomus oscitans,Asian Openbill,Geotagged,India Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Open Beak stroke ( Anastomus oscitans )

This was captured in ranganthittu Bird sanctuary

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  1. Wow I had never heard of this bird before, thanks so much for sharing. Posted 7 years ago

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The Asian openbill or Asian openbill stork is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. This distinctive stork is found mainly in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is greyish white with glossy black wings and tail and the adults have a gap between the arched upper mandible and recurved lower mandible. Young birds are born without this gap which is thought to be an adaptation that aids in the handling of snails, their main prey. Although resident within their range, they make.. more

Similar species: Storks, Ibis, Spoonbills
Species identified by Sunil R Agadi
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By Sunil R Agadi

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Uploaded Nov 26, 2013. Captured Jan 14, 2012 16:22 in Road to Car parking, Karnataka 571427, India.
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/501s
  • ISO80
  • 68mm