Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (Latham, 1790) - Black-necked Stork

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

 

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and freshwater marshes of open forests of India, Cambodia, Australia, Myanmar, and Papua New Guinea. This species has extirpated from Pakistan, Thailand, and possibly extirpated from Bangladesh. It breeds in the wetlands during May-August. It mostly forages in the wheat and paddy fields, and also on fish from water bodies (BirdLife International 2016).


Conservation status: 

 

 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 



According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. This species is threatened by numerous factors including habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture, overgrazing, capturing to zoos and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2016).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam121
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan111
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total32211
BirdLife International 2016. Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22697702A93631316. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22697702A93631316.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (Latham, 1790) – Black-necked Stork. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/ephippiorhynchus-asiaticus, accessed 2024/06/25.