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Painted Stork
 

Length:37-40 inches tall,wingspan 59-63 inches

Scientific Name : Mycteria leucocephala 
Phylum : Chordata 
Class : Aves 
Order : Ciconiiformes 
Family : Ciconiidae 
Genus : Mycteria 
Species : leucocephala 
Vernacular Name :  
Life Span : 20-28 years  
Weight : 2-3.5 kg  
Reproduction : Breeding in winter. Nests usually inislads,colonial breeder,2-5 eggs, Incubation -1 month.During midday the adults stand at nest with wings stretched out toshade chicks.Adult regurgitate food to feed the young ones 
Fascinating Facts : Painted stork search for fish in shallow waters,with their bills half open and shaking their heads back and forth ,they will occasionallyusae a wing to direct the fish toward their openbill 
Habits : Wetland 
Food Habits : Feeds on fishes 
Conservation Status : Vulnerable 
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : Schedule IV 
   

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