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 26 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 4.5
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 3 years ago 19 sec 4
looking for food Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp microscelis)
Daniêl Jimenez 22 September 2010 2 years ago 1 min 5 sec 3.7
Two birds perched in a tree, looking around. Locality Veal Krous, Dongphlet, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp episcopus)
Josep del Hoyo 10 March 2011 1 year ago 18 sec 3.5
A bird feeding along a swamp Locality India (ssp episcopus)
John Gregory 2002 5 years ago 34 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 42 photos
A bird walking in the meadow
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Krzysztof Blachowiak 20 November 2009 46 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia
Paul Cools 10 July 2012 29 weeks ago 4.3
A bird in side profile
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp episcopus)
vasanthan.p.j 26 January 2012 1 year ago 4
Two birds foraging in a paddy field.
Locality Thrikkutisheri, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India
Abhiram R 27 March 2012 23 weeks ago 3.8
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
Locality Thol Bird Sanctuary, Mehsana District, Gujarat, India
drpankajmaheria 29 November 2012 16 weeks ago 3.8
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