Storks (Ciconiidae)

Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) - HBW 1, p. 458

French: Tantale indien German: Buntstorch Spanish: Tántalo Indio

Taxonomy: Tantalus leucocephalus Pennant, 1769, Ceylon.
Formerly placed in genus Ibis; less frequently in Tantalus. Monotypic.

Distribution: India and Sri Lanka to Indochina and S China.