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Asian openbill stork || Ranthambhore || June 2019<br />
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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
Species identified by Mohammed Salman
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Uploaded Nov 25, 2019. Captured Jun 29, 2019 16:11.
  • ILCA-99M2
  • f/11.0
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO1250
  • 600mm