Friday, December 23, 2011

Painted Stork @ Sultanpur


The Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family._MG_9863

They are found in the wetlands of the plains of India and other countries of South Asia.  Their distinctive pink tertial feathers give them their name. They forage in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes. They immerse their half open beaks in water and sweep them from side to side and snap up their prey of small fish that are sensed by touch. As they wade along they also stir the water with their feet to flush hiding fish.


They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds.



  1. Beautiful pictures of birds in flight!

  2. the yellow beak of the bird - so long thin n sharp n so yellow :)