Painted Storks

Painted Stork - Birds of Pakistan
Painted Stork – Photo by Tahir Abbas Awan

The Painted Stork is found in the wetlands of south of the Himalayas in Southeast Asia. Their name is because of their distinctive pink tertial feathers. They live in in flocks in shallow waters along rivers and lakes etc. They use their beaks and feet to sense the touch of fishes in water.

They nest colonially with other waterbirds in trees. They only sounds they produce are weak moans or bill clattering at the nest. The Painted Stork are not migratory and only make short distance movements for food and breeding.

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