Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) - HBW 1, p. 459
French: Cigogne épiscopale
Spanish: Cigüeña Lanuda
Other common names: White-necked/Bishop Stork
Taxonomy: Ardea episcopus Boddaert, 1783, Coromandel Coast.
Formerly placed in monospecific genus Dissoura. Sometimes includes C. stormi, but now generally regarded as separate species (see page 436). Validity of race neglecta disputed; some doubt as to geographical limits of subspecies in SE Asia. Three subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- microscelis G. R. Gray, 1848 - Tropical Africa.
- episcopus (Boddaert, 1783) - India to Indochina and N Malay Peninsula; Philippines.
- neglecta (Finsch, 1904) - Java and Wallacea.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 28 videos
A bird crossing a pool and drinking Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp microscelis)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 6 years ago 34 sec 4.6
Bird takes a piece of meat at a Wild Dog kill, and washes it before consuming it. Locality Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp microscelis)
Doug and Denise Norris 15 September 2008 34 weeks ago 37 sec 4.2
Bird at crocodile farm. Locality Shelly Beach, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp microscelis)
Doug and Denise Norris 18 August 2008 34 weeks ago 1 min 18 sec 4
A bird in flight. Locality Himavad Gopalaswamy, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka, India (ssp episcopus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 December 2009 3 years ago 38 sec 4
A bird on the ground, flying away at the end. Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka (ssp episcopus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 July 2007 4 years ago 19 sec 4
A bird near the water and finally feeding in it Locality Black Forest Mountain Lodge, Haenertsburg, Limpopo Province, South Africa (ssp microscelis)
Keith Blomerley 2 October 2004 8 years ago 23 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 48 photos
A bird walking in the meadow
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp microscelis)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 20 November 2009 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (ssp microscelis)
Paul Cools 10 July 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Adult bird at watering place.
Locality Cat Tien National Park, Cochinchina, Vietnam (ssp episcopus)
Igor Palko 4 January 2010 14 weeks ago 4.3
In search of food.
Locality Amravati, Amravati District, Amravati Division, Maharashtra, India
Neenad Abhang 31 weeks ago 4.2
A bird in side profile
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp episcopus)
vasanthan.p.j 26 January 2012 2 years ago 4.1
An adult standing in the meadow.
Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (ssp episcopus)
Carmelo López 20 May 2010 1 year ago 3.8
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