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White Stork Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ciconia ciconia
Family : Ciconiidae
Order : Ciconiiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The White Stork is a large white and black wading bird with a bright red bill (adult bird length approximately 106 cm, wing 57 cm, bill 20.5 cm, tarsus 22.7 cm, tail 22.7 cm). It has white plumage all over its body except for its wings. It has brown to greyish-brown irises, and a long straight bright red bill. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects, frogs, reptiles and small mammals, and occasionally fishes.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Barry Badcock(www.inaturalist.org/people/Barry Badcock),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Vincent Pourchairemore information, please contact us.