BLACK-NECKED STORK Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

A number of large storks occur quite commonly on three continents, this is the Australasian and south-east Asian example which occurs also in the Indian subcontinent. Found mainly in tropical wetlands. It is not actually black-necked, but iridescent dark green and purple. This is repeated on the wings. A yellow iris indicates a female, the male is dark brown/black.

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