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Open bill with, well, an open bill! Mysore in Karnataka, India, has a great bird sanctuary filled with all sorts of species in a tiny area. :) 5D mkIII,Anastomus oscitans,Asian Openbill,Geotagged,India,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Open bill with, well, an open bill!

Mysore in Karnataka, India, has a great bird sanctuary filled with all sorts of species in a tiny area. :)

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  1. Excellent portrait man, showing exactly the main feature of this large bird. Posted 5 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
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Uploaded Feb 18, 2015. Captured Mar 29, 2013 14:48 in 1201, New Kantharaj Urs Road, Chamarajapura, Chamarajapuram Mohalla, Lakshmipuram, Mysore division, Karnataka 570004, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/8.0
  • 1/3200s
  • ISO800
  • 270mm