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Painted Stork in flight This was captured near the Lake Kelageri, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. Geotagged,India,Mycteria leucocephala,Painted Stork Click/tap to enlarge

Painted Stork in flight

This was captured near the Lake Kelageri, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

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  1. Wow, painted storks, we don't ever see them around over here in the small country of the Netherlands. Did you crop the image here? Posted 9 years ago
    1. Yes, I did crop the image so that the subject is clearly visible. Posted 9 years ago

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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

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Uploaded Dec 7, 2013. Captured Aug 10, 2013 09:43 in Azad Park Road, Hosayellapur, Dharwad, Karnataka 580008, India.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm