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Wetland Birding Trip Encounter Giant Birds Near Threatened Species | My Lucky Day For Wildlife Video (Mycteria leucocephala)

Visit Tram Chim National Park, Vietnam. Early morning I capture migrant birds, and by noon visit the ranger station and have a chance to capture many birds in fly photography, then birds' behavior even animals and birds conflict in action right on the field, everything is witnessed and filmed.

This Video is about the Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast 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 sweep them from side to side and snap...

Painted storks have been classified as near threatened by the IUCN Red List of Threatened species and their population continues to decline throughout southern and southeast Asia. In recent years they have faced local extirpation in southern Asia where they are often confronted with local exploitation. Intensification of agriculture and commercial fish farms are contributing to the loss of habitat and food resources. Wetland preservation is an important factor in sustaining populations in developing agricultural regions to maintain adequate feeding grounds as well as nesting colonies.

Although one of the most abundant of the Asian storks, this species is classified as Near Threatened because it is thought to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing primarily to hunting, wetland drainage and pollution. (Population decreasing).

Shot with Sony FX30 + Sony G 200-600mm on an unbalanced boat right on the water, painted storks known are shy birds, a friend told me that they tried to capture it at close distance but had no luck before. It's my lucky day, and the encounter with a group of other animals brings into this story much more experience to see wildlife behavior in their own habitat.
Tram Chim National Park, Dong Thap, Vietnam
Scientific name
Mycteria leucocephala
Equipment used
Sony FX30 + Sony G 200-600mm + TC x2
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Tram Chim National Park is a marvelous wetland with a lot of action. Excellent footage Vu Pham! TFS!

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