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The Painted Stork

The Painted Stork
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-07 10:08
Viewed: 3251
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wader found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia and Southeast Asia. These birds get their name from their distinctive pink tertial feathers. The flocks of these birds are found in shallow waters along rivers or lakes.

They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The Painted Stork is widely distributed over the plains of Asia. They are mainly seen on freshwater wetlands although they sometimes forage on the coast.
I took this shot in one of the very well-known colony of the painted storks inside the National Zoological Park in New Delhi where the birds generally arrive for nesting in October.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Mycteria
Species: leucocephala

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To Alan_Kolnik: Thank you for your valuable inputsvinaymms 1 11-09 07:35
To heimann2: About painted storksvinaymms 1 11-08 00:18
To fragman: Thank you!vinaymms 1 11-07 10:49
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great capture, TFS Ori

Hi Vinay,
such a beautiful and colourful bird. You took the foto just in the right moment. Good details and sharpness.

An interesting bird - the image is not as sharp as it could be due to the shallow depth of field and also possibly the slow (for bird photos) shutter speed.

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