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 29 videos
Bird at crocodile farm. Locality Shelly Beach, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp microscelis)
Doug and Denise Norris 18 August 2008 1 year ago 1 min 18 sec 4.6
A bird crossing a pool and drinking Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp microscelis)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 7 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 1 year ago 37 sec 4.2
A bird in flight. Locality Himavad Gopalaswamy, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka, India (ssp episcopus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 December 2009 4 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 5 years ago 19 sec 4
A bird feeding along a swamp Locality India (ssp episcopus)
John Gregory 2002 6 years ago 34 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 59 photos
A bird walking in the meadow
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp microscelis)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 20 November 2009 2 years ago 4.4
Adult bird at watering place.
Locality Cat Tien National Park, Cochinchina, Vietnam (ssp episcopus)
Igor Palko 4 January 2010 52 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (ssp microscelis)
Paul Cools 10 July 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Woolly-necked Stork in the foreground....The Woolly-necked Stork is a large bird, typically 85 cm tall. It is glistening black w
Locality Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh, India
siddhartha 9 February 2014 41 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp microscelis)
Fran Trabalon 23 November 2012 1 year ago 4.3
A bird in side profile
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp episcopus)
vasanthan.p.j 26 January 2012 2 years ago 4.3
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