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Painted stork in flight! After many attempts that day, I managed to get a clean flight shot! :)<br />
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I will be going back here again soon..  lets see if i can expand on my list of species seen! :) 5D mkIII,Geotagged,India,Mycteria leucocephala,Painted Stork,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Painted stork in flight!

After many attempts that day, I managed to get a clean flight shot! :)

I will be going back here again soon.. lets see if i can expand on my list of species seen! :)

    comments (4)

  1. Wow, that's exceptional with such a large body fully sharp and in focus. Expert shot! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks! :) Posted 7 years ago
  2. I like good flight shots of any bird and this is right up there with the best. Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
    1. Thanks! ;) Posted 7 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 JohnR
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Uploaded Feb 18, 2015. Captured Mar 29, 2013 15:20 in 1201, New Kantharaj Urs Road, Chamarajapura, Chamarajapuram Mohalla, Lakshmipuram, Mysore division, Karnataka 570004, India.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO800
  • 365mm