|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans):Greyish white with black in the wing, reddish black bill with arching mandibles leaving a narrow open gap between them is diagnostic. Distributed throughout Indian Union, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Resident and locally migratory.|
This picture was taken at Purbasthali(Chupi) in Burdwan district of the state West Bengal, India, 120 kms north from Kolkata.
Purbasthali lies on the banks of a large oxbow lake created by the river Ganges.
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