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Asian Openbill

Length:68 cm

Scientific Name : Anastomus oscitans 
Phylum : Chordata 
Class : Aves  
Order : Ciconiiformes  
Family : Ciconiidae 
Genus : Anastomus 
Species : oscitans 
Vernacular Name :  
Life Span : 11-18 years  
Weight :  
Reproduction : Breed near inland wetlandsNest in colonies,nest round platform made of sticks and the central depression lined with weeds &stems of waterplants,placed on trees standing within or on the edge of a jheel.2-4 white eggs.incubation 27-30 days 
Fascinating Facts : Mandible meet only at the tip, is arched leaving a narrow gap in between .this helps the bird to crack ths rim of the mouth of the shell for opening the lid or operculum,thus easy extraction of the body of animal become possible 
Habits : Wetland 
Food Habits : molluscs,frog,insects. 
Conservation Status : LRLC 
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : Schedule IV 

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