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Painted Stork  Geotagged,India,Mycteria leucocephala,Painted Stork,Winter,avian,riverside Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Awesome scene and nicely composed, Ganesh! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Fredy :) Posted 4 years ago
      1. I have to ask, is Fredy a common Indian name? Everybody from India seems to call me Fredy, happens a lot at work as well :) Posted 4 years ago
        1. Hahah... Its not a common name here.
          My sincere apologies if I annoyed you.... Thought it is your last name :)

          Posted 4 years ago
          1. It's fine, I'm used to it :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Beautiful bird! I love the purple on the back. Posted 4 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 Ganesh Seshachar
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By Ganesh Seshachar

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Uploaded Feb 23, 2018. Captured Jan 3, 2018 09:37 in Unnamed Road, Makanur, Karnataka 581123, India.
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO450
  • 550mm