Milky Stork

Milky Stork

The Milky Stork, Mycteria cinerea, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.

Description

It can reach a length of 97 cm. The sexes look similar. The plumage is general white contrasted with a naked red face and a long shiny green-black tail and flight-feathers.

Distribution

This species occurs in Cambodia, Peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Sulawesi and Buton.

Threats

It is classified as Vulnerable owing to loss of coastal habitat, hunting and trade.

References

  • Database entry includes a range map, a brief justification of why this species is vulnerable, and the criteria used

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