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Ciconia episcopus (Boddaert, 1783) – Woolly-necked Stork

Taxonomic Notes:


This is also known as the Asian Woollyneck.

This species is listed as Vulnerable 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 rare species is also known as the Asian Woollyneck. It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands of tropical regions of the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, and India, from the sea level up to 1,400m. It breeds during the monsoon in India in solitary pairs and remains in large flock other periods (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable 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. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to human encroachments including hunting (BirdLife International 2017).

References:

BirdLife International 2017. Ciconia episcopus (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22727255A110064997.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22727255A110064997.en. Accessed
on 05 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Ciconia episcopus (Boddaert, 1783) – Woolly-necked Stork. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/902/Ciconia-episcopus
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