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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ciconiidae
Genus:Ephippiorhynchus
Genus species:Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:129-150 cm
Identification:The black-necked stork has a white body with a black head, neck, tail, and bands across its wing coverts. It has a black bill and red legs.
Habitat:Inland wetlands
Diet:Carnivore: fish, frogs, reptiles, crabs
Reproduction:The breeding season is from August to January. Nests, in which the female lays 3-4 eggs, are built in the tops of trees.
Black-necked storks are solitary birds.
Behavior:Pairs of storks are known to be very aggressive and defend well-defined territories.
Status:Near threatened
Interesting Facts:Black-necked storks are known to use the same nest repeatedly in successive breeding attempts.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Asia Date:1966-05 Subjects:long-legged wading bird
Black-necked stork
Storks
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata