Woolly-necked Stork

The Woolly-necked Stork is a medium-sized stork and occurs from India and Sri Lanka to the Philippines, with a separate population in sub-Saharan Africa. They get their name from the distinctive white fluff of feathers on their neck which almost looks like wool. They are also commonly known as Whitenecked Stork, Whiteheaded Stork, Bishop Stork and the Parson-bird. The Woolly-necked Stork is a broad winged soaring bird, which uses thermals of hot air for sustained long distance flights.

Gujarati Name

ધોળીડોક ઢોંક

Scientific Name

Ciconia episcopus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat


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Categories: Storks