The painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers of the adults give them their name. They forage in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes. They immerse their half open beaks in water and sweep them from side to side and snap up their prey of small fish that are sensed by touch. As they wade along they also stir the water with their feet to flush hiding fish. They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The only sounds they produce are weak moans or bill clattering at the nest. They are not migratory and only make short distance movements in some parts of their range in response to changes in weather or food availability or for breeding. Like other storks, they are often seen soaring on thermals.
Painted Stork
Date Location Count
2021-06-06 10:30Port Qasim--Russian Beach16
2021-06-14 08:05Mokarsagar Wetland Complex--Karli8
2021-06-04 07:00Dhinchada Lake15
2021-06-11 06:45Wetland near Jamnagar Railway Station80
2021-05-23 07:06Ranjitsagar Dam3
2021-06-14 00:20Narsinh Mehta Lake20
2021-06-13 17:54Nyari-1 Dam40
2021-05-27 18:00Hanuman Gala Temple6
2021-05-26 12:36Vadala Dam5
2021-05-26 07:26Nalsarovar--Flamingo Sankul7
2021-06-10 18:17Kumbharwada wetland3
2021-06-13 17:50Gorad Smashan3
2021-06-12 17:34Avaniya Lake
2021-05-31 07:11Thol Lake View, Dipeshwari Temple60
2021-05-16 17:54Gatehara Lake1
2021-06-09 17:14Indroda Nature Park7
2021-06-13 07:04Narmada Canal, Karai45
2021-06-03 18:00Sant Sarovar4
2021-05-16 12:20GEB Ash Pond, Pethapur4
2021-05-26 17:13Narda Wetland4
2021-06-14 07:30Pariej Lake6
2021-05-20 09:25Wagh Bakri Tea Factory3
2021-05-28 07:00Kalai Lake1
2021-05-23 06:41GMERS Medical College, Valsad
2021-05-18 17:00Vile Parle Mumbai (19.101, 72.853)1
2021-06-13 15:30Timbi Lake30
2021-05-24 17:15Panje, Uran11
2021-05-16 06:55Mothi Desai Village Park (Padle)4
2021-05-16 08:00Panvel Creek View - Sector 117
2021-05-31 17:59Bhopar grasslands, Thane2
2021-05-21 07:00Kharghar wetlands, Kharghar3
2021-05-30 06:57Sector 17, Kharghar3
2021-06-10 15:25Harike Bird Sanctuary1
2021-06-04 09:30Kanifnath Temple22
2021-05-21 07:30Calvim Island, Aldona1
2021-06-09 17:07Ner Dam,Satara.Maharashtra16
2021-06-09 07:00Kalamba Reservoir8
2021-05-22 15:40Sonvad Reservoir, Dhule8
2021-06-06 06:15Rajaram Talav5
2021-05-16 13:18Darjai Lake2
2021-06-07 18:43Pedgaon Lake2
2021-05-28 18:20Yeralwadi Dam2
2021-05-21 08:25Kiraksal2
2021-05-28 17:00Mayani Bird Sanctuary--CR4
2021-06-06 13:06Lodhawade Lake2
2021-05-30 06:36Lingayat crematorium, Sangli1
2021-05-23 06:34Shamrao Nagar Ghuntewari, Sangli1
2021-06-05 08:40Miraj canal1
2021-05-31 10:08Lake Man Sagar, Jaipur2
2021-06-06 11:18Rajewadi Dam1
2021-06-01 14:30Alania Dam22
2021-06-06 16:51Yeshwant Sagar4
2021-05-18 07:29Goshala, Yamai Talao, Pandharpur500
2021-05-28 10:56Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary
2021-06-06 08:50Mirzapur Check Dam2
2021-05-26 06:51Hatnur Dam (IBA)6
2021-06-05 16:18Ranthambhore NP--Zone 37
2021-06-06 05:54Ranthambore NP16
2021-06-12 06:55Palighat, Chambal River (OBI)4
2021-06-06 06:45Mundakhera Flat -- Jhajjar2
2021-06-12 18:52Sultanpur Flats1
2021-06-06 06:22Arakeri Kere ಅರಕೇರಿ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-06-07 05:57Bhutnal Kere ಭೂತನಾಳ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-06-12 16:09Dharampur (Najafgarh) Gurgaon10
2021-06-13 07:20Basai Wetland7
2021-05-30 06:26Nagathan Kere ನಾಗಠಾಣ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-06-03 08:40Delhi Zoo8
2021-05-21 17:29Bhadra Buffer & Backwaters, Saluru, Narasimharajapura15
2021-06-14 06:20Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori10
2021-05-31 08:29Bagh Hotel2
2021-05-26 16:00Dhanauri Wetlands20
2021-06-13 10:27Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary ಅಂಕಸಮುದ್ರ ಪಕ್ಷಿಧಾಮ51
2021-05-22 06:35Gokul Dham1
2021-05-31 06:00Haiderpur Wetlands -- Forest Trail
2021-06-01 06:00Haiderpur Wetlands -- Muzaffarnagar Zone
2021-06-13 06:30Haiderpur Wetlands and Bijnor Barrage6
2021-06-12 13:39Amichand Gaushala2
2021-06-14 19:31Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve1
2021-06-03 09:50Mysore City Bird Atlas 30B, Srirampura 2nd Stage2
2021-05-22 06:33Subbayyana kere (Shanubhogana Kere) ಸುಬ್ಬಯ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-06-09 08:30Satpura TR--Churna3
2021-06-13 17:04Muddahalli, Nanjangud Taluka ಮುದ್ದಹಳ್ಳಿ1
2021-05-24 09:18Hulimavu Gudda ಹುಳಿಮಾವು ಗುಡ್ಡ2
2021-06-06 12:22Hadinaru Kere ಹದಿನಾರು ಕೆರೆ2
2021-05-18 08:00Irumpuzhikkara5
2021-06-02 16:58Poovathum Kari-Kallara6
2021-06-04 07:00Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary
2021-06-05 16:16Digraj, Wardha33
2021-06-12 14:57Achankulam7
2021-05-23 11:53Chikkabanavara Kere1
2021-05-23 15:03Maralebekuppe Kere5
2021-05-22 08:32Aagara-BM Kaval Kere (near Valley School)3
2021-06-13 09:24GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2021-05-22 09:06Canara Bank Layout16
2021-05-25 06:18Yelahanka Kere15
2021-06-14 08:00Jakkur Kere60
2021-05-22 07:43Ferns Residency1
2021-06-13 06:45Osman Sagar Lake1
2021-06-07 07:30Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad3
2021-06-14 06:15Dodda Begur Kere1
2021-06-09 17:20Doddanekundi Kere1
2021-05-29 06:45Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur16
2021-06-11 05:45Sri Nivasa Reddy Layout, 16626
2021-06-13 07:06Muthanallur Kere1
2021-05-28 07:23Hoskote / Hosakote Kere20
2021-05-28 17:49Nehru Zoological Park1
2021-05-23 08:00Vellode Bird Sanctuary, Erode2
2021-06-09 13:36Kawal Tiger Reserve10
2021-06-12 16:00Pench Tiger Reserve--Turia Zone7
2021-06-11 15:47Chicholi wetland1
2021-06-07 07:13Sivandipatti Lake & Grassland12
2021-06-13 17:15Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuary
2021-06-13 15:45Kandan Kulam
2021-06-03 06:33Paraikulam Lake1
2021-06-03 16:10Thiruparankundram Tank / Thenkarai Pond1
2021-05-25 07:10Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai13
2021-05-27 11:01Repalli Cheruvu460
2021-06-13 06:30ARK Nagar Area1
2021-06-09 18:42Banjar River, Chaukitola10
2021-05-20 08:05Pakhal Lake1
2021-06-14 16:23Bandhavgarh NP1
2021-05-27 14:56Golavaghat near Mari Mata Temple on Saryu river1
2021-06-01 18:01Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research1
2021-06-09 06:31Otteri Lake3
2021-06-08 15:06Vandalur Zoo (AAZP)5
2021-06-14 07:02Medavakkam Eri1
2021-05-19 05:47Annakkili Amma Research Institute--(Restricted access)4
2021-05-24 11:31Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands7
2021-05-22 11:12Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras2
2021-06-10 14:40Sholinganallur Lake8
2021-05-22 09:25Buckingham Canal, ECR to OMR Rd8
2021-06-08 06:00Purvankara Swanlake, Padur, Chennai2
2021-06-02 07:45Ganga Ghat Prayagraj2
2021-06-03 07:00Kalidas Point Prayagraj17
2021-06-12 08:00Harish-Chandra Research Institute20
2021-05-20 06:00Mannar Island--Palmyrah House5
2021-06-06 16:15Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)2
2021-05-28 07:25Boni Lake1
2021-06-03 15:19Padma River & Chars (Rajshahi)1
2021-06-06 14:26Bang Khaem aquaculture ponds55
2021-05-29 14:12Lat Lum Kaeo paddies2
2021-05-19 08:36The Forestias Project ("Green City in Bangkok")1
2021-06-05 15:35Bang Pu--Recreation Center3
2021-06-12 08:04Pathum Thani Rice Research Center3
2021-06-02 16:45Bang Pu--Thetsaban 108 Alley2
2021-06-13 08:09Lat Krabang--Thap Yao paddies & aquaculture ponds5
2021-06-06 06:18Khlong Tamru salt pans65
2021-05-16 07:10Bang Phra--Khao Khieo Open Zoo1
2021-05-29 16:06Hat Yai WTP21
2021-05-22 08:30Huai Talat Reservoir Non-hunting Area--western portion2
2021-05-27 17:39Bukit Dinding3
2021-06-01 07:23Prolay grasslands20
2021-05-24 12:23Kampot fishponds and saltpans6
2021-06-11 15:00Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve3