Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) - HBW 1, p. 457
French: Tantale d'Amérique
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.
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VideosSee all 48 videos
Several birds tactile feeding in procession of Great Egret, American White Ibis and Snowy Egret Locality Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize District, Belize (Monotypic species)
Greg R Homel 2005 8 years ago 46 sec 4.7
A bird foraging by stirring up the mud with its feet to disturb a prey in order to catch it with its sensitive bill Locality Rio Lagartos, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 27 July 2005 8 years ago 34 sec 4.7
A migrant group soaring Locality Cardel, Veracruz State, Mexico (Southern) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 7 October 2006 8 years ago 34 sec 4.6
Several birds foraging, one of them catching a fish and swallowing it Locality Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 September 2005 9 years ago 22 sec 4.5
Adult trying to scavenge fish in the otter pen Locality Flamingo Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Joe Angseesing 19 January 2009 6 years ago 42 sec 4.4
A close-up and an open view of an adult. Locality Curicaca Wildlife Refuge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Alex García · Videoaves 10 July 2008 5 years ago 38 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 104 photos
A pair of Wood Storks interacting.
Locality Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA (United States)
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 21 February 2016 7 weeks ago 4.7
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Jacques Erard 1 August 2014 1 year ago 4.6
Eating a fish
Locality Lake Kissimmee State Park, Polk County, Florida, USA (United States)
GunnarPettersson 7 March 2012 48 weeks ago 4.5
Mycteria americana abre un nido de tortuga marina (Lepidochelys olivacea) y devora los huevos.
Locality Costa Rica
Luis Miguel Ruiz Gordón 1 August 2007 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Rio Mutum, Barão de Melgaço, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
lsargentini 26 July 2012 3 years ago 4.3
Locality Aconquija (Las Estancias), Catamarca Province, Argentina
Miguel Andina 27 November 2011 3 years ago 4.3