Saturday, August 17, 2013

Wood Stork

The Wood Stork (Scientific name - Mycteria Americana) is the only stork that breeds in North America and is found in the South East of the U.S., mainly Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. It is also sometimes known as the American Wood Ibis, although it is not an Ibis.

The Wood Stork is a large wading bird and has a long thick curved bill, the head is black and bald and the body is mainly white plumage with black on the underside of the wings. 

Photos taken in February 2011 at Lake Tohopekalga, Florida.

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