Painted Stork

Common name: Painted Stork

Binomial name: Mycteria leucocephala

Description: A large sized 95cm tall stork that has a bare reddish head and a heavy yellow down- curved beak. It has a distinctive black breast band with white scaly markings, which continues along the underwing, resulting in white stripes running across the underwing.

Call: Weak moans, bill clattering

Diet: Small fish

Habitat: Freshwater wetlands

Native countries: Widely distributed across Asia

IUCN Conservation Red List: Near Threatened
https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22697658/93628598

Fun facts: Especially in captivity in National Zoo of Malaysia and Singapore Zoo, milky storks and painted interbred to produce hybrid offspring.
http://www.science.nus.edu.sg/research-highlights/2527-genomic-contamination-threatens-endangered-milky-storks-in-singapore

Click here for the milky stork https://joshosaurustravels.travel.blog/2020/01/27/milky-stork/

2019. 8. 14 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore
2019. 8. 14 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore
2019. 8. 14 Painted, Milky- painted Stork hybrid, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore
8. 14 Milky, Painted, Milky- painted stork hybrid, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore
2019. 8. 14 Milky Stork (Left), Painted Stork (Right), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore

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