Painted Stork

The Painted Stork is a large wading bird in the stork family. Painted Storks are predominately non-migratory and most make only local movements. It is found in the Asian continent, covering the area from India and Sri Lanka to Southeast Asia. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers is what gives them their name. They are voiceless and the only sounds they make are weak moans or those produced by their bills clattering. The Painted Stork is classified as Near Threatened and unfortunately is close to qualify for threatened category in the near future.

Gujarati Name

પીળી ચાંચ ઢોંક

Scientific Name

Mycteria leucocephala

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


IUCN Status

Near Threatened

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Categories: Storks