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The Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala


The Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala
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Copyright: Sunil Elias (kalathilsunilel) (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4.0 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-18 1:47
Viewed: 2315
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in South Asia and extending into Southeast Asia.

I took this picture at the Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary, a tiny village of Koonthankulam in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India. This is the largest reserve for breeding water birds in South India.


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