Species Details

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Black‑necked Stork Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Family : Ciconiidae
Order : Ciconiiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Black-necked Stork is a very tall black and white wading bird with a long black bill (adult bird length approximately 135 cm, wing 60 cm, bill 31 cm, tarsus 32 cm, tail 27 cm). It looks black-and-white from above and white from below. It has a black head and bill. The male and the female look alike except for the colour of the irises, which in the male is brown and yellow in the female.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Lip Kee(www.inaturalist.org/people/ Lip Kee),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.