Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Asian Woollyneck (Stork) Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ciconia episcopus
Family : Ciconiidae
Order : Ciconiiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : White-necked Stork, Woolly-necked Stork
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Woolly-necked Stork is a tall black water bird with a white neck and large black bill (adult bird length approximately 105 cm, wing 47 cm, bill 15.6 cm, tarsus 16.5 cm, tail 23 cm). It has a mostly black upperparts glossed with greenish-blue, purple and copper. It has brown irises, a strong straight black bill with a variable amount of red and long red legs and feet. It feeds on crabs, molluscs, frogs and reptiles.
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:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.