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Openbill stork


Openbill stork
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Copyright: Biplab Kr Mukhopadhyay (biplab59) (192)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon SLR D5100, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 0:35
Viewed: 1963
Points: 0
[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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