Mycteria leucocephala (Pennant, 1769) - Painted 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 is species uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and freshwater marshes of India (mainly in Kerala), Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. This has undergone possible extirpation from China (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, with the current population estimate of 16,000-24,000 individuals. One of the threats to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments. Another threat is hunting and egg poaching (BirdLife International 2016). 
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat21
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1623411
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra66221146712
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan3125
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total2795641147739

BirdLife International 2016. Mycteria leucocephala . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22697658A93628598. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22697658A93628598.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Mycteria leucocephala (Pennant, 1769) – Painted 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/mycteria-leucocephala, accessed 2024/06/25.