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
2020-02-16 14:30parth kansara photography3
2020-02-07 11:30Ranjitpur Tank1
2020-02-04 10:20Subhashnagar wetland13
2020-02-18 12:01Narara Marine NP10
2020-01-30 07:45Epicenter Homestay, Lodai, Gujarat12
2020-02-01 15:00Banni Grasslands--Lodai1
2020-01-28 08:45Ratnal Tank1
2020-01-28 11:10Ningal Lake and Nursery32
2020-01-29 11:45Mokarsagar Wetland Complex2
2020-01-24 09:00Marine NP--Pirotan Island3
2020-02-18 07:29Saltpans on INS Valsura Rd5
2020-01-23 16:00Bedi Port Rd4
2020-01-28 07:51Lakhota Lake2
2020-01-29 07:51Vibhapar1
2020-01-28 13:00Bhimasar Lake50
2020-01-28 15:37Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary15
2020-01-23 07:00Sachana Beach5
2020-01-28 12:05Balachadi Beach1
2020-02-16 09:35Saladi Tank4
2020-02-13 15:43Little Rann of Kachchh--Kharaghoda entry3
2020-02-09 15:34Little Rann of Kachchh--Bajana Entry3
2020-02-14 16:44Little Rann of Kachchh--Nava Talav7
2020-02-09 06:30Little Rann of Kachchh--Desert Coursers4
2020-02-18 14:58Little Rann of Kachchh--Bajana Creek6
2020-02-11 15:30Little Rann of Kachchh--Patdi Lake1
2020-02-13 11:35Rann Riders, Dasada1
2020-01-29 08:08Nalsarovar Outskirts--Shahpur1
2020-02-16 16:15Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary5
2020-02-18 11:43Nalsarovar Outskirts--Aniyali1
2020-02-16 18:02Velavadar NP3
2020-02-06 15:00Wetland in Velavadar NP10
2020-02-07 14:35Hills surrounding Malnath Mahadev Temple1
2020-02-05 16:15Bor Talav (Gaurishankar Lake)5
2020-02-16 06:30Victoria Park1
2020-02-16 10:25Adroda1
2020-02-08 11:00Nalsarovar Outskirts--Adroda20
2020-02-07 09:05Pond on Nawa Bandar- Airport Rd3
2020-02-07 07:30Lake on New Port - Airport Rd3
2020-02-12 09:30Avaniya Lake6
2020-02-16 13:07Thol Bird Sanctuary19
2020-01-26 16:00Dabhla Panjarapole2
2020-02-18 10:30Indroda Nature Park18
2020-01-31 10:38Narmada Canal, Karai1
2020-01-22 16:00Sant Sarovar3
2020-02-04 11:01Aranya Udhyan2
2020-02-19 12:28Lake near to Machiya Biological Park1
2020-01-26 13:41Pariej Lake2
2020-02-03 07:41Jaswant Thada1
2020-02-17 18:00Steneshwar Mahadev Temple, Tena4
2020-02-02 07:34Tena Lake10
2020-02-19 08:15Tarzon lake1
2020-02-02 11:17Rajavali Marshes, Vasai2
2020-02-02 06:29BNHS Conservation Education Centre2
2020-02-13 15:00Sanjay Gandhi (Borivili) NP3
2020-02-14 14:00Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education6
2020-02-17 16:55Bhandup Pumping Station, Mumbai10
2020-02-01 09:17Vashi creek1
2020-02-06 05:00Thane Creek
2020-02-08 08:00Thane creek Flamingo sanctuary, Airoli10
2020-01-29 14:55TS Chanakya College, Navi Mumbai5
2020-02-15 18:47Seawoods--Navi Mumbai2
2020-02-19NRI Complex ponds
2020-02-15 16:19Lake DPS school, Navi Mumbai1
2020-02-17 15:30Diva - Kopar Estuary9
2020-02-07 04:30Kopar Creek-- Dombivali5
2020-02-16 17:54Bhopar grasslands, Thane4
2020-02-05 10:42Nela Pond20
2020-02-02 09:31Karnala Bird Sanctuary--Karnala Fort3
2020-02-02 10:02Vaje, Thane Dt5
2020-02-15 13:24Tata Dam, Lonavala3
2020-02-13 07:30Lonavala5
2020-02-16 07:00Kasarsai Dam, Pune2
2020-02-14 10:08Harike Bird Sanctuary--Maujgarh5
2020-02-09 08:00Pashan Lake, Pune1
2020-02-09 09:01Pashan Lake near Outlet Point2
2020-02-17 18:04Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary2
2020-02-08 09:07Nandur-Madhyameshwar bird sanctuary23
2020-02-08 07:30Kavdi Pat2
2020-02-02 08:05Chavandia Pond12
2020-01-21 06:45Saswad-Bhongaleshwar Temple4
2020-02-16 17:19Carambolim Lake & Surroundings (IBA)1
2020-02-14 07:10Carambolim- Dhado Wetland Complex- IBA1
2020-02-16 15:45Sonvad Reservoir, Dhule18
2020-02-08 08:00Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary
2020-01-25 12:51Mattewara Forest2
2020-02-01 19:00Gandhisagar Sanctuary5
2020-02-01 08:36Pong Dam--Nagrota Surian2
2020-02-12 06:56Lake Man Sagar, Jaipur4
2020-02-03 09:51Alania Dam14
2020-02-09 10:33Goshala, Yamai Talao, Pandharpur160
2020-01-24 16:30Vishnupad temple, Solapur15
2020-01-26 08:00Navaloor Lake5
2020-02-16 15:31Buranakhedi Wetland59
2020-02-13 11:30Soorwal Lake3
2020-02-02 10:48Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary4
2020-02-08 13:36IN-Haryana-Baland-Firani Road - 28.804x76.5791
2020-02-15 14:30Baland Rohtak2
2020-02-18 08:00Dighal2
2020-02-01 13:42Gohana Canal haryana46
2020-01-31 08:00Ranthambore NP--Zone 4--Rajbagh1
2020-02-14 14:50Ranthambore NP--Zone 42
2020-02-13 15:00Ranthambhore NP--Zone 31
2020-02-05 08:27Sukhna Migratory bird watching point1
2020-02-13 06:29Ranthambore NP2
2020-02-15 08:41Madothi jahjjar HR/IN8
2020-02-17 09:51Sultanpur National Park8
2020-02-11 12:42Sultanpur Flats20
2020-01-29 14:30Sultanpur National park and Flats4
2020-02-15 07:30Najafgarh Jheel Area1
2020-02-09 10:57Dharampur (Najafgarh) Gurgaon1
2020-02-17 07:23Sri Nagalingeshwara Waterbody7
2020-02-15 07:35Basai Wetland1
2020-02-14 07:06Abana Forest Nursery4
2020-02-18 16:15Magadi Bird Sanctuary20
2020-01-24 16:00Ekruk Lake8
2020-02-14 07:02Yamuna Biodiversity Park phase 2 IN-DL1
2020-02-14 08:34Yamuna Khadar, Wazirabad1
2020-02-14 07:17Ambedkar University Delhi4
2020-02-08 08:12Kadlewad Kere1
2020-02-16 08:37Okhla Bird Sanctuary3
2020-02-14 09:55Step By Step School Noida UP/IN2
2020-02-08 12:25Bheemeshwar Temple25
2020-02-08 06:55Kunduwada lake45
2020-02-19 09:05Surajpur Wetlands2
2020-02-16 14:45Asan Conservation Reserve7
2020-02-16 06:39Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary13
2020-02-16 06:55Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur39
2020-02-10 14:57Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori20
2020-02-15 07:43Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East14
2020-02-15 10:30Dhanauri Wetlands8
2020-02-17 10:53Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary150
2020-02-05 16:05kumbhari lake, Akola2
2020-02-08 08:30Van Vihar NP1
2020-02-19 09:00Ganga Barrage Bijnor
2020-02-14 13:55National Chambal Gharial Sanctuary--Morena5
2020-02-03 17:24Nagarahole NP1
2020-02-18 10:20Taj Mahal18
2020-02-12 16:47Yamuna River near Taj20
2020-02-13 08:46Taj Nature Walk10
2020-02-05 13:05Kole Wetlands--Uppungal 1107
2020-01-31 06:42Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)3
2020-01-31 08:55Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland8
2020-01-31 13:15Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah118
2020-01-22 09:10Kole Wetlands--Pullazhi2
2020-02-16 17:53Kole Wetlands--Alapad1
2020-01-25 08:30Kole Wetlands--Palakkal8
2020-02-05 09:00Bandipur Tiger Reserve
2020-02-09 08:57Kaggaladu Bird Sanctuary100
2020-02-14 06:58Lingambudhi Lake--Main Entrance1
2020-02-17 11:10papnash lake forest7
2020-02-15 07:57Mysore City Bird Atlas 19A, Kukkarahalli Lake2
2020-02-18 10:30Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
2020-02-01 07:34Mysore City Bird Atlas 4A, Nagahanahalli60
2020-02-15 07:33Harathale Kere, Nanjanagudu, Mysore Dt1
2020-01-26 14:30Kadamakudy--Valiya Kadamakkudy
2020-02-09 07:11Merched Lake, Manslapur Village8
2020-02-10 08:55Manslapur Lake, Raichur 11
2020-02-02 07:55Mysore City Bird Atlas 33D, Uthanahalli Temple, Mysore4
2020-02-16 07:01Thippaiahna kere8
2020-02-06 09:15Denwa River Backwaters around Madai Ticket Counter2
2020-02-06 13:39Madai--Around mudflat (seasonal)3
2020-02-08 07:43Madai1
2020-02-16 12:55Kochi--Kandakkadavu Wetland4
2020-02-07 08:51Satpura Tiger Reserve--Sonbhadra Confluence2
2020-01-22 10:15Kalamassery--HMT Estate Area1
2020-02-16 08:08Narasambudhi, Nanjangud1
2020-02-06 17:30Varuna Tank2
2020-01-26 07:45Padamugal--DLF New Town Heights4
2020-01-27 07:50FACT--Ambalamedu Lake(restricted access)1
2020-02-17 14:36National Chambal Sanctuary -- Jaitpur8
2020-01-26 07:02Poovathum Kari-Kallara1
2020-02-02 15:42Markalu Kere25
2020-02-19 11:00Kokkarebellur200
2020-01-26 13:59Kesthur, Chamarajanagara Dt3
2020-01-24 07:12Kallur Kere, Kollegal1
2020-02-15 06:00Singur Dam Reservoir, Medak4
2020-02-05 08:51Walayar Reservoir1
2020-02-02 08:47Macfast College, Thiruvalla3
2020-01-30 08:40Krishnampathi Lake, Seeranaickenpalayam4
2020-02-06 16:10Selvampathy Lake2
2020-02-08 16:46Selvachinthamani Lake2
2020-02-11 12:30Ukkadam Big Tank, Coimbatore7
2020-02-15 11:20Anna Sagar Lake150
2020-02-11 12:10Valankulam--Chinna Kulam2
2020-02-09 10:18Karingali Puncha, Pandalam2
2020-02-16 06:30Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary2
2020-02-16 10:45Haripura Reservoir3
2020-01-22 17:21Madhure Kere25
2020-02-16 07:13Pallapalayam Lake11
2020-02-16 16:44Achankulam7
2020-02-09 14:40Kannampalayam Lake, Coimbatore2
2020-02-16 09:03Polachira15
2020-02-08 08:00Hessaraghatta Kere7
2020-01-22 17:42Kannahalli Kere1
2020-02-03 09:02Kakolu Kere1
2020-02-14 06:54Sangam "The Land", Silvepura4
2020-02-03 06:24Herohalli Kere2
2020-02-16 11:25Mavathur Kere, Kanakapura1
2020-02-09 06:50Singanayakanahalli (Nagadasanahalli) Kere2
2020-02-15 06:40GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2020-01-31 09:30Patancheru Lake2
2020-02-09 06:35Yelahanka Kere12
2020-02-16 09:11ICRISAT Campus
2020-02-15 06:20Lalbagh Botanical Gardens--Lalbagh Lake2
2020-02-17 08:36Jakkur Kere78
2020-02-18 15:30Osman Sagar Lake10
2020-02-07 15:08Madivala Kere1
2020-02-15 16:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad4
2020-01-25 06:38Thattekere Lake6
2020-02-17 07:30Kokapet Lake2
2020-02-16 15:26Dodda Begur Kere1
2020-02-13 06:45Sengulam Lake6
2020-02-18 17:17Kalkere Lake2
2020-01-26 12:10Kowdenahalli Kere12
2020-02-16 07:03Kasavanahalli Kere1
2020-02-16 06:50Kaikondrahalli Kere / Kaikondanahalli Kere4
2020-01-25 08:18Manchappanahalli Kere (Kotnathevaru Kere)2
2020-01-25 06:35Bettakote Lake12
2020-02-13 07:34Saul Kere / Sowl Kere1
2020-01-25 06:37K R Puram (Krishnarajapuram) Kere1
2020-01-26 06:30Himayat Sagar Lake2
2020-02-09 16:53Hennagara Lake10
2020-01-25 07:37Bhattrahalli Kere2
2020-01-25 15:17Halanayakanahalli Kere1
2020-01-25 07:00Seegehalli Kere (Basavanapura)3
2020-02-17 16:15Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur7
2020-01-25 17:14Indian Institute of Rice Research2
2020-02-15 06:56Anekal Dodda Kere2
2020-02-17 16:30Lake Kamuni Shamshabad3
2020-02-02 09:01Nimbekaipura Kere6
2020-02-16 06:51Hoskote / Hosakote Kere10
2020-02-16 07:30Uppar Dam1
2020-02-13 07:10Ambazari Lake--Backwaters, Nagpur3
2020-01-30 13:10Vellode Bird Sanctuary, Erode2
2020-02-16 09:15Cauvery--Keerakaranoor1
2020-01-26 15:34Pench Tiger Reserve -- Alikatta Region2
2020-01-22 11:00Tadoba Andhari reserve -- Kolara gate1
2020-02-08 16:09Bethamangalam Reservoir, Kolar Dt19
2020-01-26 07:33Thamirabarani River, Kodaganallur2
2020-01-26 11:46Manur Lake2
2020-01-25 10:29Rajavallipuram1
2020-01-25 16:19Gangaikondan Kulam1
2020-01-26 07:45Indira Kulam (South Pond)3
2020-01-25 12:43Paalaamadai Lake1
2020-02-16 08:22Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuary247
2020-01-26 08:33Kaluvoor Kulam8
2020-02-16 08:10Kandan Kulam300
2020-01-25 12:37Vijayanarayanam Tank2
2020-01-25 06:38Melakulam-- Karungulam (கருங்குளம்)2
2020-01-25 14:24Vijaya Achampaadu Kulam (விஜய அச்சம்பாடு குளம்)1
2020-01-26 13:59Samanatham Tank6
2020-02-10 11:30Pennar River Bridge, Siddavattam1
2020-01-25 15:21Athoor Tank3
2020-02-02 07:20Zilmili Lake3
2020-02-15 17:53Valinokkam, Ramnad Dist73
2020-02-13 11:46Kanha Tiger Reserve1
2020-02-15 16:40Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, Mangalam campus1
2020-02-09 13:45Kaveripakkam Lake4
2020-02-16 12:09Osudu Lake1
2020-02-16 16:20Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary30
2020-02-12 10:21Pulicat Bird Sanctuary--SHAR1
2020-02-09 08:00Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary200
2020-02-15 17:45Kaliveli Lake2
2020-01-25 07:00Odiyur Lake Bridge12
2020-02-02 08:19Kasbapuram1
2020-01-25 07:45Mudhaliyarkuppam Backwaters / Odiyur Lake5
2020-02-08 07:00Adayar River Trail-- Nandambakkam2
2020-02-15 07:04Nanmangalam Reserve Forest2
2020-02-07 06:40Perumbakkam Lake5
2020-02-19 07:04Pallikaranai Marsh--NIOT end1
2020-02-02 11:30Thaiyur Lake1
2020-02-15 07:23Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marsh (Western end)50
2020-02-17 08:00Pallikaranai Marsh (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம்)1
2020-01-26 08:55Pallikaranai Marshland, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu2
2020-02-15 16:35Pallikaranai Marsh--Southwest Watchtower (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்புநிலம் - தென்மேற்கு கவனிப்பு கோபுரம்)3
2020-01-26 08:57Pallikaranai Marsh--Midlands பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்புநிலம்-- நடுப்பகுதி4
2020-02-16 12:15Pallikaranai Marsh--Karapakkam5
2020-02-02 06:30Pallikaranai Marsh--(Sholinganallur End) பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்புநிலம்--(சோளிங்கநல்லூர் முடிவு))2
2020-01-22 16:00Pallikaranai Marsh-- Southern end (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம் - தெற்கு முடிவு)6
2020-02-17 14:58Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands
2020-01-26 13:08Tech Mahindra Campus, Elcot SEZ10
2020-02-16 16:27Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras1
2020-01-27 16:11Pallikaranai Marsh- East/West Path3
2020-02-14 10:00SSN Institutions30
2020-01-26 12:00Sholinganallur Lake2
2020-02-02 08:08Pulicat Lake10
2020-02-17 15:52Stella Maris College1
2020-02-09 07:19Buckingham Canal, ECR to OMR Rd2
2020-01-25 16:08Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai2
2020-01-26 08:15Nemmeli Salt Pans1
2020-02-17 14:50Tholkappiar Ecological Park30
2020-02-04 10:27Besant Nagar-- 1st Cross Street2
2020-01-28 15:57Theosophical Society1
2020-02-02 08:18Kelambakkam Backwaters11
2020-02-19 17:27Adayaru Estuary2
2020-02-09 06:25Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary--Saltpans42
2020-01-30 08:42Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary--Muniyappan Lake1
2020-01-27 15:34Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary--Dry Evergreen forest3
2020-01-21 10:35Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary--Grassland
2020-02-06 07:00Mannar Island (General)
2020-02-19 06:41Mannar Island--Palmyrah House10
2020-01-22 07:45Jaffna - Katy’s Road11
2020-02-19 06:50Mannar Wetlands60
2020-02-03 16:25Mannar (city) and surrounding area25
2020-02-02 16:21Mannar Causeway1
2020-02-03 08:45Vankalai Bird Sanctuary2
2020-02-18 16:39Wilpattu National Park2
2020-02-03 06:45Wilpattu National Park (General)
2020-02-08 07:08Coringa Wild Life Sanctuary--Walkway-Boat House10
2020-01-30 06:30Sigiriya Rock & water gardens1
2020-02-09 11:40Coromandel International Ltd6
2020-02-07 14:52Minneriya National Park (General)4
2020-01-25 14:46Chinnayapalem tank3
2020-02-06 08:00Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary35
2020-02-03 12:14Udawalawa Reservoir (southeast end)8
2020-02-13 07:00Uda Walawe NP
2020-02-07 13:49Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
2020-02-11 06:00Lunugamvehera NP1
2020-02-06 20:36Bundala Freshwater Marsh7
2020-02-10 16:50Wirawila1
2020-02-17 04:00Bundala National Park (General)1
2020-02-09 16:50Debarawewa Lake3
2020-02-14 15:15Tissa Lake80
2020-01-24 06:14Palatupana Wetland2
2020-01-31 16:30Indira Gandhi Zoological Park8
2020-02-16 06:00Yala National Park (General)5
2020-02-02 05:45Kumana National Park Bird Sanctuary (General)21
2020-01-26 10:05Telineelapuram600
2020-01-25 08:06Chilika Lake - Nalabana Bird Sanctuary2
2020-02-15 17:00Mangalajodi Wetlands, Tangi, Odisha1
2020-02-15 06:00Bhitarkanika-Dangamal1
2020-01-31 07:00Padma River & Chars (Rajshahi)17
2020-01-21 07:57Phetchaburi Rajabhat University (Pong Salot Campus)3
2020-02-06 09:15Thong Chai paddies1
2020-02-08 08:00Bueng Boraped Non-hunting Area (general area)5
2020-02-18 09:16Bang Tabun Ok "Duck & Ibis" Lake10
2020-02-06 10:55Phetchaburi--Ban Khum fish ponds and paddies1
2020-02-09 09:54Khao Sam Roi Yot NP--Bueng Bua27
2020-02-19 13:39Pak Thale salt pans and mud flats1
2020-02-05 15:30Wat Khomnaram (Khomnaram Temple)2
2020-02-17 16:29Hat Chao Samran Soi Thetsaban 4 freshwater wetlands5
2020-02-17 10:00Laem Phak Bia--salt pans east of Route 40286
2020-02-11 10:59Laem Phak Bia--salt pans west of Route 40281
2020-02-19 07:02Laem Phak Bia--"abandoned building" wetlands45
2020-02-13 07:00Laem Phak Bia--Environmental Research & Development Project40
2020-02-09 12:30Laem Phak Bia--sandspit4
2020-02-01 06:25Khok Kham salt pans--Khok Kham Bird Centre vicinity3
2020-02-03 16:45Mudflats near Rak Talae Seafood Restaurant1
2020-01-28 08:30The Grand Palace (Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang)9
2020-02-09 15:20Bang Pu Recreation Centre2
2020-02-12 17:47Suvarnabhumi International Airport1
2020-02-18 13:50Lat Krabang paddies35
2020-02-19 07:45Khlong Tamru salt pans28
2020-02-02 15:30Khao Khieo Open Zoo35
2020-02-13 07:15Pak Phli paddies70
2020-02-09 16:20Kapar Power Station3
2020-02-17 06:13Ang Trapeang Thmor2
2020-02-17 07:30Putrajaya Wetland Park2
2020-01-26 19:21Putrajaya heronry
2020-02-19 06:00Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary100
2020-02-19 14:43Prek Toal100
2020-01-21 11:09Mechrey Village1
2020-02-19 07:50Phnom Krom3
2020-02-16 14:56Phnom Krom--rice fields31
2020-02-07 06:24Ch'reav4
2020-02-10 15:29Pousaat Grassland21
2020-01-28 13:29Bengal Florican Reserve35
2020-01-28 06:31Prolay grasslands60
2020-02-10 08:15Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve1
2020-02-13 13:03Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - East inc. Kranji Nature Trail2
2020-02-02 07:50Pasir Ris Town Park1
2020-02-09 13:05Saigon--Thao Cam Vien (Saigon Zoo)4