Alternative name: Asian Openbill Stork.
- Anastomus oscitans
- Mainly white
- Black flight feathers
- Red legs
- Dull yellowish-grey bill (visible gap between mandibles)
Non-breeding adult: off-white plumage
Young birds plumage has a brown tinge
Marshy areas, lakes, wet and dry fields with trees for nesting.
Two to six eggs are laid in stick nests placed in trees.
The diet includes molluscs, frogs and large insects.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Asian Openbill. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Asian_Openbill