Painted Stork

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The Painted Stork is a large stork with long, heavy, yellow bill, slightly curved near tip, and featherless orange-yellow face. White barring on black upper wing coverts, pinkish bars near the tail. Seen in pairs, parties and large congregations near water-bodies. Food : Fish, frogs, crabs and snakes.

A stork has a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. These storks are colony nesters and often mix nest with pelicans. These Storks can hiss, croak, honk, squeal and whistle. Their predators include Tigers, hyenas, leopards, crocodiles and at times humans.

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Painted Stork, Rankala Lake
Painted Stork, Rankala Lake
Painted Stork, Rankala Lake
Painted Storks, Kumbhargoan
Painted Stork

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