Jun 27, 2012

Birds- Woolly Necked Stork


Last year I visited Bilikal Reserve Forest in Karnataka. The nearest village is Kamalapura 10KM away from the forest. This area is a birder's paradise. Thanks to this Woolly Necked Stork who posed for an eye-level shot. The area can be covered as a half-day excursion from very popular World Heritage Site  Hampi.

Woolly Necked Stork- is a large wading bird which breeds in Africa, India and Indonesia. With a broad wingspan it is a soaring bird which flies with its neck outstretched. Its large wings are black with green and purple hue. Its habitats are wetlands with trees. (Info from Wiki)
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34 comments:

  1. Great capture of a handsome bird. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Yesterday I just photographed a Stork...this wooly stork I've not seen before...even in books. I must go read about the species now.

    MERLIN FALCON

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    1. Thank you Anni. The subspecies in my picture is found in Indian subcontinent, and so may be you haven't seen it!

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  3. Cool looking stork, great shot!

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  4. Sharp details and crispy capture Kusum. Perfect shot!

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  5. Wow that's a wonderful picture. The beautiful white wooly neck looks marvelous.

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  6. Again a wonderful pic. Ought to visit Hampi and the reserve forest.

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    1. Thank you Jenny. Let me know if you want to go!

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  7. What a striking and handsome bird. I love seeing birds and creatures from other parts of the world.

    Thank you

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    1. Thank you Daniel! Yes, it is great to see the wildlife and culture of far away lands.

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  8. Kusum, Great capture of the wooly necked stork. I saw a few when we were at Kaziranga National Park, Assam.I love all types of Storks..they are such big birds.Have a great day!

    Shantana

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    1. Thank you Shantana. Yes, Kaziranga is a great place for wildlife :)

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  9. Nice capture.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  10. I have never seen a stork in person and this one is a handsome...or pretty if it is a female. I do love to see birds from other parts of the world. Thank you for participating in this week's Nature Notes Kusum..have a wonderful week...Michelle

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I love your posts where you write about various initiatives.

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  11. He looks like he will wink at us - quite a handsome fella. Or is it a girl...

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    1. Thank you Leora. Wink? yeah LOL ... I don't know boy or a girl!

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  12. It appears as if the Stork is posing for you patiently. Beautiful capture.

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    1. Yes, it looked like it was posing. In reality it was being cautious of a crazy human!

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  13. Smart bird - and a birdwatchers paradise... it doesnt get any better does it!

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