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Asian Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitan


Asian Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitan
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Copyright: babujayan alayar (babujayan) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 33] (1334)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-13
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-28 23:15
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The Asian Openbill or Asian Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitans) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. This distinctive stork is found mainly in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is greyish white with glossy black wings and tail and the adults have a gap between the arched upper mandible and recurved lower mandible. Young birds are born without this gap which is thought to be an adaptation that aids in the handling of snails, their main prey. Although resident within their range, they make long distance movements in response to weather and food availability.[wikipedia]


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