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Mycteria leucocephala (Pennant, 1769) – Painted Stork

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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). 

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Mycteria leucocephala (Pennant, 1769) – Painted Stork. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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