Storks (Ciconiidae)

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) - HBW 1, p. 457

French: Tantale d'Amérique German: Waldstorch Spanish: Tántalo Americano
Other common names: Wood Ibis

Taxonomy: Mycteria americana Linnaeus, 1758, Brazil ex Marcgraf.
Has been isolated from rest of genus (other three species placed in genus Ibis); but feeding and display behaviour very similar, with differences mainly in bare parts. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE states of USA, Mexico through C and S America to N Argentina.