Black-necked Stork

Black-necked Stork is a large wading bird with the head and neck being black with an iridescent green and purple sheen. They are usually found near wetlands where it forages and survives on wide variety of animal prey. It is threatened by habitat loss, with clearing and draining of wetlands for agriculture and human developments. They can be found individually, in pairs or in flocks.

Gujarati Name

કાળી ડોક ઢોંક

Scientific Name

Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Near Threatened

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Categories: Storks