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
2020-09-01 19:02Bedi Port Rd10
2020-08-28 07:30Sachana2
2020-09-11 06:30Balachadi Beach6
2020-09-13 06:40Nyari-1 Dam5
2020-09-15 08:00Randarda Lake1
2020-09-17 17:32Saladi Tank2
2020-09-13 08:36Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary4
2020-09-17 17:00Kumbharwada wetland4
2020-09-11 17:46Nalsarovar Outskirts--Adroda3
2020-09-06 07:42Rancharda Lake1
2020-08-21 17:46Gopi Vallabh Avenue2
2020-09-12 17:34Limbasi-Vastana Rd4
2020-09-12 10:04Indroda Nature Park23
2020-09-18 10:46Sant Sarovar3
2020-09-05 09:30Bhuigaon Beach Vasai2
2020-09-14 16:00Bilimora-Valsad Coastal Hwy38
2020-09-11 14:00Viva wetlands, Virar6
2020-09-11 08:00Gogte saltpans vasai100
2020-08-29 15:15Umela swamps, Vasai1
2020-08-25 07:30Rajavali Marshes, Vasai2
2020-09-18 16:30Bhandup Pumping Station, Mumbai8
2020-09-15 08:08Panje, Uran40
2020-09-05 14:14JNPT Area, Near Uran, Maharashtra1
2020-08-24 17:45Kolshet Creek2
2020-08-31 16:42TS Chanakya College, Navi Mumbai2
2020-09-06 07:50Nilje Lake,2
2020-09-02 07:30Panshet Dam2
2020-09-12 07:30Riverside road, Anandnagar, Pune1
2020-08-24 10:35Neura Wetlands1
2020-08-23 16:00Sonvad Reservoir, Dhule3
2020-09-01 17:15Tapti River--behind BTPS1
2020-09-11 06:29Bhutnal Lake, Bijapur4
2020-09-13 07:00Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN10
2020-08-22 07:00Najafgarh Drain (Dhansa Barrage) HR/IN4
2020-08-29 09:10Galibpur village (Najafgarh)25
2020-08-29 06:30Sultanpur National park and Flats7
2020-09-14 06:36Budhera WTP, Gurgaon1
2020-09-13 07:15Dharampur (Najafgarh) Gurgaon1
2020-08-24 09:19Basai Wetland1
2020-09-18 10:37Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary2
2020-09-16 09:42Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP41
2020-09-17 17:58Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori1150
2020-09-13 06:08Bagh Hotel5
2020-08-30 11:21Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East4
2020-09-05 06:50Van Vihar NP1
2020-09-16 11:45Kole Wetlands--Alapad250
2020-08-26 16:08Bhimgoda Barrage1
2020-09-13 19:09Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve2
2020-08-28 06:45Doora Hosakere ದೂರ ಹೊಸಕೆರೆ12
2020-09-05 17:12Lingambudhi Kere--Main Entrance. ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ದ್ವಾರ25
2020-09-11 16:37Markonahalli Reservoir1
2020-08-30 07:51Amruthur Chikka Kere1
2020-08-31 08:54Kuttanad Wetlands--Vallomkadavu3
2020-09-14 12:47Cholenahalli Kere5
2020-09-13 07:35Ukkadam Big Tank, Coimbatore55
2020-09-08 13:59Government Arts College, Coimbatore9
2020-09-11 10:00Nanjundapuram Area1
2020-08-20 11:56Singanallur Lake, Coimbatore3
2020-09-05 11:15Pallapalayam Lake3
2020-09-16 15:15Achankulam5
2020-09-05 10:30Kannampalayam Lake, Coimbatore1
2020-09-12 08:59Madhure Kere2
2020-09-14 14:28Gunjur Lake1
2020-09-15 18:01Kannahalli Kere3
2020-09-16 16:00Hessaraghatta Kere1
2020-09-12 06:30Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary2
2020-09-12 11:45Mahimanahalli Lakebed3
2020-09-13 08:05Aagara-BM Kaval Kere (near Valley School)3
2020-08-22 06:45OB Chudanahalli kere4
2020-08-29 07:23Harohalli Kere (North)3
2020-08-22 07:45Thottikallu Falls4
2020-09-16 07:26Periya Kulam, Udumalpet14
2020-09-15 17:46Lalbagh Botanical Gardens--Lalbagh Lake1
2020-09-13 08:43Lalbagh Botanical Gardens1
2020-09-17 17:26Jakkur Kere2
2020-08-31 07:44Kogilu Kere1
2020-09-01 07:28Rotha Reservoir I, Wardha1
2020-09-15 06:48Dodda Begur Kere2
2020-08-26 17:40Kalkere Lake3
2020-09-09 06:45Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur12
2020-09-15 07:13Kasavanahalli Kere1
2020-09-13 17:25Hennagara Lake3
2020-09-05 07:45Anekal Dodda Kere3
2020-09-05 16:58Sadaramangala Kere16
2020-09-12 14:30Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad40
2020-09-14 08:45Hoskote / Hosakote Kere30
2020-08-20 06:24Ammana Kere, Sidlaghatta1
2020-08-27 06:30Lanjja Cheruvu1
2020-09-08 09:42Upparu River, Alampalayam, Dharapuram
2020-08-24 06:30Kannapatti Tank25
2020-09-12 06:31Puthalam Salt Pans1
2020-08-26 16:02Dharmapuri Lake, Mathikonpalayam
2020-08-29 05:30Uma Maheswaram2
2020-08-25 06:20Pirancheri Periya Kulam14
2020-08-22 13:59Sengulam Lake, Thiruthangal35
2020-09-07 17:10Kullursandai Reservoir100
2020-09-13 09:55Avaniyapuram Reservoir / Iyethanendal Lake8
2020-09-13 08:47Temporary Sewage collection pond ( ? Kilangkulam ) 8 km south of6
2020-09-13 06:48Samanatham Tank5
2020-09-15 07:33ARK Nagar Area5
2020-09-07 08:06Koothappar Tank11
2020-09-13 16:10Kaveripakkam Lake2
2020-08-27 16:45Ekana Wetlands1
2020-09-05 15:50Mamandur Lake3
2020-09-08 07:56Osudu / Ousteri Lake16
2020-09-13 08:06Kirumambakkam Lake6
2020-09-06 07:45Kaliveli Lake14
2020-09-06 05:30Adhanur Lake2
2020-08-24 09:00Korattur Lake2
2020-09-17 16:30Pallikaranai Marsh--(Sholinganallur End) பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்புநிலம்--(சோளிங்கநல்லூர் முடிவு))
2020-09-12 15:00Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands1
2020-09-12 09:58Pallikaranai Marshland (South)2
2020-09-01 11:09Sholinganallur Lake1
2020-08-29 08:31Buckingham Canal, ECR to OMR Rd2
2020-09-05 06:47Nemmeli Salt Pans35
2020-09-13 06:00Pulicat Lake2
2020-09-05 08:54Kelambakkam Backwaters8
2020-09-05 06:21Muttukadu Backwaters4
2020-09-18 16:09Adayaru Estuary6
2020-08-31 06:22Wilpattu National Park7
2020-08-25 06:35Diyasaru Park Thalawathugoda1
2020-09-16 18:01Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary6
2020-09-04 15:09Kaudulla National Park (general)2
2020-08-30 10:51Wirawila1
2020-08-30 05:55Bundala NP (General)1
2020-09-01 05:47Yala National Park (General)33
2020-09-05 10:12Bueng Boraped Non-hunting Area--Fisheries Research Centre120
2020-09-04 17:39Khlong Khon Mangrove Forest Conservation Center3
2020-09-07 14:04Bang Tabun Bay40
2020-08-23 18:36Bang Khaem fish ponds2
2020-09-05 15:47Pak Thale Nature Reserve (general area)2
2020-09-06 17:24Laem Phak Bia--Environmental Research & Development Project5
2020-08-31 04:00Phanthai Norasing Non-hunting Area--Mahachai Mangrove Forest Learning & Development Center II vicinity1
2020-09-07 08:00Khok Kham--Bird Center vicinity3
2020-08-23 09:33King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi [Bang Khun Thian Campus]3
2020-09-07 16:26Soi Thian Thale 25 marshes1
2020-08-23 12:30Mahidol University [Phayathai Campus]9
2020-08-23 10:35Santiphap Park1
2020-09-12 02:51Bang Pu--Recreation Center1
2020-09-12 02:28Pathum Thani Rice Research Center1
2020-08-25 06:43Lat Krabang--Thap Yao paddies & aquaculture ponds4
2020-09-13 22:17Khlong Tamru salt pans3
2020-08-30 10:15Motorway Rest Area30
2020-09-09 09:20Pak Phli paddies1
2020-09-12 07:30Phanom Sarakham rice fields30
2020-09-07 17:30Hat Yai WTP26
2020-09-11 09:26Kaeng Lawa3
2020-09-13 09:21Pantai Jeram mudflats2
2020-08-29 16:54Huai Chorakhe Mak Reservoir Non-hunting Area (general area)1
2020-09-07 11:00Putrajaya Wetland Park35
2020-09-14 08:32Kampot fishponds and saltpans1
2020-09-18 10:15Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve5
2020-08-25 18:41Neo Tiew Harvest Lane2