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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ciconiidae
Genus:Anastomus
Genus species:Anastomus oscitans

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:68 cm
Identification:The Asian openbill is generally white or grayish-white. Its flight feathers and tail are black, and the legs are dull pink.
Habitat:Inland wetlands
Diet:Carnivore: snails, frogs, crabs, large insects
Reproduction:The exact breeding season of these colonial nesters depends on where the population is located. Northern birds nest from July to September while southern populations nest from November to March. Each pair has 2-4 eggs.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern parts of Central Asia Date:1958-1988 Subjects:long-legged wading bird
Asian openbill
Openbill stork
Storks
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata