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The Painted Stork is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent 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.

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

Uploaded Nov 26, 2013. Captured Jan 14, 2012 14:50 in Road to Car parking, Karnataka 571427, India.
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/501s
  • ISO80
  • 72mm