Woolly-necked Stork,Asian Woollyneck (Ciconia episcopus)

Interesting :

Is with long neck and long leg. The body is white alternating with black except for the neck and the area under the tail which are white. If it does not fully grow up, the body will be brown and the hair on its neck will be long and fluffy.

Habitat :

The White-necked Stork has a hometown in Africa, and India. In the past, it can be found in Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malaysia, and Philippines. For Thailand in the past, it can be found in every region in the swamp or the rice field which has water but at present it cannot be seen. In the South especially in Chumporn and Tung Song, it may sometimes be seen.The White-necked Stork breeds and lays the eggs approximately in December. It builds the nest in a group on the tall branch which grows separately but not far away from the swamp. It lays 3 to 4 eggs each time.

Food :

The White-necked Stork eats fish, crab, shrimp, frog, tadpole, and some reptiles.

Behavior :

Lives in pairs, does not like to stay in a troop. It is very good at clinging on the branch. It seeks for the food in the day time around the plain area swamp.

Current Status :

Vulnerable

Size and weight :

The White-necked Stork is a large sized bird. It has the size of approximately 91 centimeters.

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Update : 11 April 2017