Species Details

@Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Painted Stork Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mycteria leucocephala
Family : Ciconiidae
Order : Ciconiiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Painted Stork is a large predominantly white, long-legged water bird with a red head and blackish wings (adult bird length approximately 93 cm, weight 3 kg, wing 50 cm, bill 26.5 cm, tarsus 24.5 cm, tail 16 cm). The bare skin on its face is orange-yellow but turns red in the breeding season. It feeds on fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects.
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 and copyright:Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Frank Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/Frank Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.