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
Asia: found in the lowlands of the Indian subcontinent to south-eastern Asia
Adult in non-breeding plumage
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Dighal Village, Dist. Jhajjar, Haryana, India
This is a monotypic species.
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
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