Woolly Necked Stork

The Asian woolly-necked stork or Asian woollyneck is a species of large wading bird in the stork family. It is a medium-sized stork at 75–92 cm tall. The iris is deep crimson or wine-red. The stork is glistening black overall with a black “skull cap”, a downy white neck which gives it its name. The lower belly and under-tail coverts are white, standing out from the rest of the dark colored plumage.

Here is a the woolly-necked stork gazing at its reflection while searching for food in Gir National Park.

Woolly Necked Stork

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