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Black-necked Stork

24/06/2016 Cairns Esplanade

Black-necked Stork
LaughingDove, 7 Jul 2016
    • LaughingDove
      Cairns Esplanade
    • TeaLovingDave
      A nice shot :) and one of the four species of stork which I am yet to see, along with Milky, Jabiru and Greater Adjutant.
    • LaughingDove
      Thanks, I was very pleased to see this in the wild. They are quite common in Australian zoos though, I saw a pair in Perth Zoo yesterday.
    • PAT
      In the wild or see at all? Impressive either way.
    • zooboy28
      Well if we are being competitive, I am missing only three in captivity - Asian Open-billed, Jabiru and Greater Adjutant. Plus have seen two species wild and another two feral (zoo escapees from Singapore).

      But I haven't seen the Black-necked Stork wild, so need to get to Cairns!
    • Maguari
      I completed my full set of captive storks with Greater Adjutant at Saigon Zoo in 2012. I've seen (slightly to my own surprise) 9 stork species in the wild.

      A very nice stork shot LD, by the way!
    • Chlidonias
      we're doing lists? I've seen seven species wild:

      Asian openbill stork Anastomus oscitans
      Black-necked stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
      Black stork Ciconia nigra
      Woolly-necked stork Ciconia episcopus
      Storm's stork Ciconia stormi
      Greater adjutant Leptoptilos dubius
      Lesser adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus

      Also dodgy Painted and Milky Storks in Singapore and Malaysia.
    • PAT
      Singapore's storks don't count? Shame. Otherwise I've also seen Asian openbill and and lesser adjutant in the wild.
    • LaughingDove
      Well now that we've turned it into a competition.

      I'm joint first on wild storks with nine species wild:
      Yellow-billed Stork
      Asian Openbill
      African Openbill
      Abdim's Stork
      African Woolly-neck
      White Stork
      Black-necked Stork
      Saddlebill Stork

      And captive I have seen:
      Abdim’s Stork
      African Open-bill Stork
      Asian Woolly-necked Stork
      Black-necked Stork
      Black Stork
      European White Stork
      Oriental White Stork
      Saddlebill Stork
      Yellow-billed Stork
      Lesser Adjutant
      Storm’s Stork
      Maguari Stork

      Which in total is 15/20 if Woolly-necked is split or 14/19 if not.
    • TeaLovingDave
      Just seen; having not travelled particularly widely I have only seen two species of stork in the wild - White Stork and Black Stork :p
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