weengoh Painted Stork
Close-up of Painted Storks
The painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wader in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers of the adults give them their name. They forage in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes. They immerse their half open beaks in water and sweep them from side to side and snap up their prey of small fish that are sensed by touch. As they wade along they also stir the water with their feet to flush hiding fish. They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The only sounds they produce are weak moans or bill clattering at the nest. They are not migratory and only make short distance movements in some parts of their range in response to changes in weather or food availability or for breeding. Like other storks, they are often seen soaring on thermals.

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Painted Stork Close-up of Painted Storks The painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wader in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers of the adults give them their name. They forage in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes. They immerse their half open beaks in water and sweep them from side to side and snap up their prey of small fish that are sensed by touch. As they wade along they also stir the water with their feet to flush hiding fish. They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The only sounds they produce are weak moans or bill clattering at the nest. They are not migratory and only make short distance movements in some parts of their range in response to changes in weather or food availability or for breeding. Like other storks, they are often seen soaring on thermals. #waterbird #waterbirds #wetlandbirds #paintedstorks #heron #storks #colourfulbirds #ricefields #ricepaddies #egrets #waterbirdsofinstagram #telephoto #telephotozoom #majesticbirds #closeupshot #wetlandscreatures #zoomphotography #malaccaheritagecity #malaccacity #malaysiatrulyasia #nikonpics #topnikon #nikonpictures #nikonnature #nikonπŸ“· #nikonphoto_ #coolpixp900 #nikoncoolpixp900 #nikoncommunity #nikoncoolpix

Comments (33)

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@lin_yewen Thank you, my dear friend!

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@lin_yewen Have a wonderful and very joyful QiXi! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@geebelen_miet Thank you! 🎢β™₯οΈβœ³οΈβ‡οΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉ

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@sc3nix Thank you! βœ³οΈβ‡οΈπŸ’žπŸŒΊπŸŒΊπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒ·πŸŒ·

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@annabelle_8314 Thank you! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–β€ΌοΈβ€ΌοΈβ€ΌοΈπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@daskhagen1963 Thank you! πŸ’«β‡οΈβœ³οΈπŸ’žπŸ’—πŸ’—

rakeshkonety

rakeshkonety, 3 months ago

Very nice capture

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@rakeshkonety Thank you! πŸ’«β‡οΈβœ³οΈπŸ’žπŸ’—πŸ’—

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@eirini.syriou Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

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gate___1975

gate___1975, 3 months ago

πŸ‘Œ

don_rudi

don_rudi, 3 months ago

Very beautiful capture πŸ”πŸ–€πŸ”πŸ–€πŸ”

kutepanda001

kutepanda001, 3 months ago

Beautiful close up

stevan_s.03

stevan_s.03, 3 months ago

πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒ

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@stevan_s.03 Thank you! πŸ’“πŸ’—πŸŒŠπŸŒ€πŸŒ·πŸŒ·πŸŒ·

wingsfromsouth

wingsfromsouth, 3 months ago

Great

cannislau_yuet

cannislau_yuet, 3 months ago

Beautiful

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@cannislau_yuet Thank you! πŸ’–πŸ’«βœ³οΈπŸŒ€πŸŽΆπŸ’— Your gallery is really amazing! πŸ’žπŸ’ž There are so many top class wildlife photos in it! 😳

weengoh

weengoh, 3 months ago

@wingsfromsouth Thank you! πŸ’“πŸ†’πŸ’«βœ³οΈπŸŒ€πŸ’—πŸ•Ί

slodkagirl

slodkagirl, 3 months ago

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