Painted Stork


Scientific Name: Mycteria leucocephala
Common Name: Painted Stork, Indian Wood Stork, Rosy Wood Ibis
Other Names: Dokh, Janghil

Identifying Features: patterned wings, colorful body, long pink legs, long yellow-orange beak, white plumage, long neck, yellow-orange face, usually found on tree tops

Fun Facts:

  • After the age of 18 months Painted Storks becomes voiceless.
  • They are called colonial nesters because they nest in colonies with other storks, spoonbills,cormorants, herons and ibises.


This image was clicked by Dr. Govind Singh at Delhi Zoo in December 2014.

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