Species Details

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Black Stork Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ciconia nigra
Family : Ciconiidae
Order : Ciconiiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The Black Stork is a large, glossy black waterbird with a long neck and red bill (adult bird length approximately 98 cm, weight 3.2 kg, wing 56.2 cm, bill 17.5 cm, tarsus 19 cm, tail 22 cm). It looks black highly glossed with green, bronze and purple from above. Its bare facial skin is deep red. It feeds on insects, crustaceans, fish, frogs, small rodents and birds.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Ján Svetlík(www.inaturalist.org/people/Ján Svetlík),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Patric Lorgémore information, please contact us.