Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)

Interesting :

Feathers on the body are white with fine greenish black pattern on the back, and pink dots like the rose color on its wing and lower part of the back. The chest has black stripes, the hair on the wing and tail is black, the spur is yellow, the face skin is shiny yellow, and the leg is brown and almost red. The younger bird has light brown body feathers. The hair around the neck has stripes on the black edge and there is no stripe on the chest.

Habitat :

Can be found in the low plain in India, the East and the West of China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina and Melayu. It always seeks for the food in a troop near the swamp.

Food :

The food then is crab, fish, frog and tadpole.

Behavior :

The Painted Stork will eat the aquatic animal which it will get into the water and use its spur to seek for the food in the mud, in the water, or it may seek for the food by stretching out its wing, bend his body, stay still, and open its mouth in the water. When the prey comes close, it will then immediately bite and use its mouth edge to ground the prey until the prey dies, and then swallow the prey.

Current Status :

Leaet Concern

Size and weight :

Is a big sized cormorant with the height while standing of approximately 90 centimeters.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017