Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Storks :: Woolly-necked Stork

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): White-necked Stork, Bishop Stork
Old scientific name(s): Disscoura episcopus


Semuliki National Park, Uganda - Dec, 2005 © Tom Tarrant  Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Dec 1, 2001 © Dave Behrens  Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - Dec, 2002 © Dave Behrens  Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Mkhuze Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Nov 30, 2004 © Alan Manson 
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Africa s. of Sahara to n. South Africa; Oriental region; Fragmentation distribution; (1) Java, Bali, Lesser Sundas and Sulawesi. (2) Senegambia, sw. Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Burkina Faso, Niger, n. Nigeria, Cameroon, s. Chad, Central African Republic, se. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, s. Somalia, Kenya (Mombasa Airport), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire, e. Tanzania, Gabon, Congo, sw. Angola, Zambia, n. Malawi, ne. Mozambique, se. Zimbabwe, ne. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, e. South Africa (e. Transvaal, Swaziland and n. Natal). (3) Pakistan, Nepal (Chapagaon Forest), India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, s. China (sw. Yunnan), Burma, Thailand to Vietnam (Lo Go Sa Mat National Park ), Malaya, sc. and s. Sumatra (Mentawai Is.), Borneo(Brunei(?)), Peleng, Muna, Butung and Togian islands and the Philippines.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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