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

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  1. Stunning and super sharp! 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 21, 2014. Captured Jan 19, 2014 14:38 in Rudrakshipur - Halaguru Road, Bannahalli, Karnataka 571422, India.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm