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Painted Stork Portrait  Geotagged,India,Mycteria leucocephala,Painted Stork Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Nice angle Sunil! Posted 9 years ago
    1. Thank you clarie, I have taken this shot standing beside the tree on which it had built the nest. Posted 9 years ago
      1. Indeed great angle, like a master of the skies. Posted 9 years ago
        1. Thank you :) 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 Jan 19, 2014. Captured Jan 18, 2014 22:17 in Rudrakshipur - Halaguru Road, Bannahalli, Karnataka 571422, India.
  • Canon PowerShot S5 IS
  • f/4.5
  • 1/1614s
  • ISO80
  • 72mm