Project Description

(Ciconia episcopus)

The Woolly-Necked Stork is a widespread tropical species which lives in Asia, from India to Indonesia, and in tropical Africa.

It has a wide variety of habitats that includes marshes in forests, agricultural areas, and freshwater wetlands. The nest of the Woolly-Necked Stork is a large platform of sticks built up to 165 feet off the ground.

The stork is a glistening black overall with a black “skull cap” and a downy white neck, which gives it its name.

They are often seen alone or in pairs.

Fast Facts

Country of Origin: Tropical Asia, India, Indonesia, and Africa

Weight: 3.7 - 4 lbs

Size: 30 -36 inches tall

Lifespan: 25 - 30 years in the wild

Diet: The Woolly-Necked Stork walks slowly and steadily on the ground seeking its prey, which consists of salamanders, grogs, fish, crabs, and insects.

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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