Asian Openbill Stork

Scientific Name: Anastomus oscitans
Common Name: Asian Openbill, Asian Open-billed Stork
Other Names: Indian Open-billed Stork, Oriental Open-billed Stork

Identifying Features: white plumage, pink legs, glossy black wings and tail, large black and white bird, horn-grey open bill, water bird

Fun Facts:

  • From a distance, Asian Openbill looks like an Oriental Stork or White stork.
  • Open-billed Stork is proved to be very useful for farmers because it consumes golden apple snail which is considered as a pest.


This image was clicked by Sudeshna Dey.

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