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Painted Stork feeding in Yala NP These are fairly common in the Indian subcontinent and especially here in Yala NP. However, I think the plumage is great with the usual black & white stork design being set off by a dash of pink - great! Mycteria leucocephala,Painted Stork,Sri Lanka,Yala National Park Click/tap to enlarge

Painted Stork feeding in Yala NP

These are fairly common in the Indian subcontinent and especially here in Yala NP. However, I think the plumage is great with the usual black & white stork design being set off by a dash of pink - great!

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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. As they wade along they also.. more

Similar species: Storks, Ibis, Spoonbills
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Apr 21, 2017. Captured Dec 6, 2015 06:20 in Block 2 Rd, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/501s
  • ISO80
  • 150.5mm