Milky Stork

Mycteria cinerea

The Milky Stork, ''Mycteria cinerea'', is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.
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Appearance

It can reach a length of 97 cm. The sexes look similar. The plumage is general white contrasted with a naked red face and a long shiny green-black tail and flight-feathers.
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Distribution

This species occurs in Cambodia, Peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Sulawesi and Buton.
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Food

The milky stork feeds on fish, amphibians and small rodents.
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Predators

It is classified as Vulnerable owing to loss of coastal habitat, hunting and trade.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderCiconiiformes
FamilyCiconiidae
GenusMycteria
SpeciesM. cinerea
Photographed in
Malaysia
Singapore