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
2020-11-19 11:05Mokarsagar Wetland Complex--Gosabara Creek30
2020-11-27 16:21Dhinchada Lake20
2020-11-17 08:13Dhichda5
2020-11-21 17:00Saltpans on INS Valsura Rd100
2020-11-26Bedi Port Rd
2020-11-08 10:00Wetland near Jamnagar Railway Station
2020-11-16 15:30Vibhapar3
2020-11-16 11:44Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary8
2020-11-23 07:28Sachana Beach20
2020-11-03 14:54Sachana1
2020-11-15 15:54Little Rann of Kachchh--Surajbari Bridge2
2020-11-05 08:01Khirasara Grassland25
2020-11-16 16:00Nyari-Khirasara Birding Corridor2
2020-11-08 06:50Nyari-1 Dam1
2020-11-22 07:30Fofal Dam--Kuvadva1
2020-11-16 08:02Little Rann of Kachchh--Jogad1
2020-11-15 07:10Little Rann of Kachchh--Kuda2
2020-11-30 06:52Little Rann of Kachchh--Kharaghoda entry25
2020-11-29 07:00Little Rann of Kachchh--Patdi Lake10
2020-11-13 09:10Rann Riders, Dasada30
2020-11-29 09:06Bhaskarpara Narmada Canal Area1
2020-11-14 13:30Vadala Dam7
2020-11-29 07:23Bhaskarpura Wetland4
2020-11-29 07:23Hebatpur, Gujarat4
2020-11-29 08:36Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary5
2020-11-28 15:36Kumbharwada wetland25
2020-11-13 07:25Victoria Park30
2020-11-09 09:15Kanjari Deer Sanctuary2
2020-11-29 17:42Lake on New Port - Airport Rd1
2020-11-02 16:15Nava Bandar (New Port) Rd16
2020-11-20 16:00Dabhla Panjarapole2
2020-11-05 06:45Haathab Beach3
2020-11-08 13:27Rancharda Lake2
2020-11-15 13:41Tarakpur Dam1
2020-11-07 09:15Kankaria Lake2
2020-11-22 12:57Gobarapura Reservoir10
2020-11-19 16:19Juni Akhol20
2020-11-08 10:58Navagam Matar Rd2
2020-11-25 07:22Limbasi-Vastana Rd9
2020-11-14 15:09Sant Sarovar2
2020-11-08 15:40Narda Wetland2
2020-11-29 15:50Pariej Lake20
2020-11-07 06:48Bilimora-Valsad Coastal Hwy3
2020-11-26 09:00Virar--Tuss Khadi Beach, Arnala1
2020-11-22 07:31Jyoti Wetlands, Vasai2
2020-11-26 07:00Bhuigaon Beach Vasai4
2020-11-28 07:30Viva wetlands, Virar6
2020-11-28 06:50Merces, Near Suruchi beach1
2020-11-28 06:50Bena, Near Suruchi Beach1
2020-11-22 07:08Gogte saltpans vasai10
2020-11-25 07:06Vasai Fort, Vasai4
2020-11-28 07:30Lokhandwala Wetland2
2020-11-28 07:00Bhandup Pumping Station25
2020-11-30 10:36Bhandup Pumping Station, Mumbai7
2020-11-20 13:16Panje, Uran2
2020-11-15 07:35JNPT Area, Near Uran, Maharashtra2
2020-11-29 07:30Bamandev Mandir5
2020-11-29 07:15TS Chanakya College, Navi Mumbai15
2020-11-28 07:00Seawoods--Navi Mumbai6
2020-11-29 08:00Valley park1
2020-11-28 07:21Kopar Wetlands- Juni Dombivli - Ganesh Ghat5
2020-11-11 08:34Kopar Creek-- Dombivali2
2020-11-20 08:00Bhopar grasslands, Thane2
2020-11-29 10:10Sector 25, Kharghar50
2020-11-08 16:00Sector 17, Kharghar5
2020-11-21 09:00Thakurli Wetlands3
2020-11-25 07:00Gavdevi Mandir, Kharad-Malang3
2020-11-09 16:00Haji Malang1
2020-11-08 07:27Waghad Dam1
2020-11-11 07:13Windmill Farm, Sinnar8
2020-11-17 07:16Pashan Lake, Pune1
2020-11-12 10:30Mula River -- Baner3
2020-11-29 10:20Riverside road, Anandnagar, Pune1
2020-11-15 08:00Ottu Lake, Sirsa, IN/HR6
2020-11-07 09:30Nandur-Madhyameshwar bird sanctuary2
2020-11-27 11:30Kavdi Pat4
2020-11-18 07:00Parinche4
2020-11-08 06:38Sambhar Lake4
2020-11-22 09:00Morgaon3
2020-10-31 17:59Carambolim Lake & Surroundings (IBA)1
2020-11-07 10:12Yeralwadi Dam2
2020-11-19 07:35Sarola Baddi road1
2020-11-06 07:12Sangmeshwar temple -- river bank, Haripur, Sangli, Maharashtra3
2020-11-12 07:03Krishna Mai ghat, Sangli3
2020-11-01 13:25Bhigwan -- Bhigwan Hills4
2020-11-01 09:30Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary4
2020-11-07 07:06Shamrao Nagar Ghuntewari, Sangli1
2020-11-07 10:32Bhigwan -- Diksal2
2020-11-29 08:24Gandhisagar Sanctuary12
2020-11-01 06:10Bhigwan -- Grasslands1
2020-11-21 06:35Lake Chandlai, Jaipur3
2020-11-28 07:00Barkhera
2020-11-22 07:30Babaji Ki Paal--Kanota Dam7
2020-11-06 21:35Alania Dam12
2020-11-01 07:55Barkur Wetlands2
2020-11-06 06:58Buranakhedi Wetland2
2020-11-08 10:30Baroda Daulat Village Pond3
2020-11-14 07:56Dighal2
2020-11-29 11:27Gudavi Bird Sanctuary6
2020-11-24 11:00Madothi jahjjar HR/IN5
2020-11-16 11:00Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN20
2020-11-21 07:55Budhera WTP, Gurgaon30
2020-11-01 07:00Najafgarh Jheel Area2
2020-11-07 08:30Dharampur (Najafgarh) Gurgaon1
2020-11-22 07:55Basai Wetland3
2020-11-29 07:30Bommanalli Kere1
2020-11-05 17:33Bagalkot Lakes (both side of road)1
2020-11-02 10:27Udinur Vayal1
2020-11-09 11:46Kuniyan Wetlands1
2020-11-26 16:00Sungarpur, Yamuna Khadar,Jhangola,IN-Del2
2020-11-22 15:26Sunder Nursery, Nizamuddin10
2020-11-14 10:53Delhi Zoo450
2020-11-05 07:52Yamuna Khadar,Geeta Colony IN/DL1
2020-11-21 09:39GTB Hospital Campus,Dilshad Garden IN/DL1
2020-11-30 08:01Okhla Bird Sanctuary3
2020-11-19 07:00Okhla Bird Sanctuary20
2020-11-29 08:44Bheemeshwar Temple3
2020-11-12 10:00Amipur faridabad IN-HR8
2020-11-21 07:30Surajpur Police line2
2020-11-14 11:10Surajpur Wetlands3
2020-11-09 12:14Kot Bayana80
2020-11-09 07:23Bharatpur--Malah Road Marsh5
2020-11-15 06:00Kava Lake, Latur1
2020-11-29 07:37Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP95
2020-11-26 13:46Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori36
2020-11-28 12:45Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East2
2020-11-29 13:37Dhanauri Wetlands6
2020-11-29 16:00Kapsi Talao (lake), Akola16
2020-11-29 11:17Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-09 13:55Ramsagar Wildlife Sanctuary25
2020-11-06 07:37Yamuna River Bed at General ganj, Mathura12
2020-11-14 08:25kumbhari lake, Akola5
2020-11-15 16:00Van Vihar NP6
2020-11-08 06:50Kerwa Dam6
2020-11-08 07:50Jodhpur Jhal Bird Sanctuary25
2020-11-22 14:15Borgaon Manju Reservoir16
2020-11-30 13:00Haiderpur Wetlands and Ganga Barrage5
2020-11-19 16:32Periyapattana Chikere ಪಿರಿಯಾಪಟ್ಟಣ ಚಿಕ್ಕೆರೆ6
2020-11-22 15:57Nagarahole NP--General Area1
2020-11-30 04:20Ratneshwari Temple1
2020-11-22 07:12Kole Wetlands--Uppungal (Malappuram)8
2020-11-15 08:30Nagarahole National Park--Kabini ನಾಗರಹೊಳೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಉದ್ಯಾನವನ--ಕಬಿನಿ2
2020-11-28 12:14Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)8
2020-11-08 07:22Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland14
2020-11-21 12:40Kabini backwater viewpoint1
2020-11-05 14:46Daithyana Kere ದೈತ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ1
2020-11-15 08:06Kole Wetlands--Enamavu Regulator Bridge50
2020-11-29 07:15Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah6
2020-11-18 17:13Kole Wetlands--Ayanikkad130
2020-11-05 08:42Adat Kole Wetlands30
2020-11-15 21:05Kole Wetlands--Pullazhi8
2020-11-22 07:45Pullu7
2020-11-18 17:24Kole Wetlands--Puzhakal6
2020-11-05 16:30Kole Wetlands--Alapad19
2020-11-08 07:30Olari14
2020-11-29 14:25Kole Wetlands--Chenam200
2020-11-28 10:55Kole Wetlands--Palakkal1
2020-11-21 07:30Mysore City Bird Atlas 2C, Hebbal kere, behind Horticulture dept (ಹೆಬ್ಬಾಳ್ ಕೆರೆ)1
2020-11-04 16:40Lingambudhi Kere--Main Entrance. ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ದ್ವಾರ8
2020-11-02 16:11Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary6
2020-11-13 13:30Byrasandra Hills1
2020-11-26 16:40Manslapur Lake, Raichur 2
2020-11-29 17:33Thippayyana kere ತಿಪ್ಪಯ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ3
2020-11-29 15:19Sindhuvalli, Nanjanagudu (ಸಿಂಧುವಳ್ಳಿ)2
2020-11-12 09:26Hangala lake31
2020-11-07 07:00Varakodu Scrub Jungle ವರಕೊಡು ಕುರುಚಲು ಕಾಡು1
2020-11-23 08:47National Chambal Sanctuary -- Nadgawan2
2020-11-18 14:54Muthurayana Kere, Tumkur Dt1
2020-11-28 07:40Markalu Kere6
2020-11-03 06:23Deepambudhi Lake2
2020-11-01 16:25Erpathinaalayriam Kayal Paddyfield (North Kainady)6
2020-11-15 11:05Cholenahalli Kere20
2020-11-16 07:20Kuttanad Wetlands--Melpadam186
2020-11-10 06:57Narsinghpur Arera5
2020-11-24 16:35Kanjikode V.V. College Area2
2020-11-12 17:56MEPRAL - THANANGADU COLONY1
2020-11-22 06:44Kuttanad Wetlands--Vallomkadavu83
2020-11-28 08:20Kuttanad Wetlands--Ayikkara Mukku-Vaniyamkadavu129
2020-11-12 16:07Ezhinjillam South32
2020-11-01 08:30Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve2
2020-11-15 09:30Singur Dam Reservoir, Medak20
2020-11-19 07:37Valara Kulam1
2020-11-15 16:09Meenkara Dam Dual Shutters2
2020-11-25 17:31Walayar Lake-Tamil Nadu side4
2020-11-21 12:14Kambalathara Vengalakkayam Reservoir3
2020-11-07 12:00Kanva Reservoir15
2020-11-08 09:42Kollegal--Mudigundam kere1
2020-11-25 16:17Perur Puttuveeki Lake4
2020-11-30 17:18Krishnampathi Lake, Seeranaickenpalayam1
2020-11-06 17:39Sargur Kere1
2020-11-25 07:53Sarus Crane Wetlands Saifai near Kirthua14
2020-11-29 08:41Selvampathy Lake7
2020-11-14 15:15Sengulam Lake, Coimbatore2
2020-11-25 15:48Ukkadam Big Tank, Coimbatore3
2020-11-30 09:33Thippagondanahalli (TG Halli) Reservoir2
2020-11-30 14:00Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary7
2020-11-01 12:29Nelligudde Kere5
2020-11-29 08:06Madhure Kere10
2020-11-17 09:25Digraj, Wardha1
2020-11-29 07:40Pallapalayam Lake15
2020-11-22 13:04Achankulam11
2020-11-25 09:43Kannampalayam Lake, Coimbatore17
2020-11-22 14:05Rotha Reservoir I, Wardha8
2020-11-22 12:29Sulur Lake, Coimbatore5
2020-11-29 06:47Hessaraghatta Kere4
2020-11-21 11:00Uyyamballi Kere (Temple on Lake)1
2020-11-15 08:19Aagara-BM Kaval Kere (near Valley School)1
2020-11-29 06:10Mavathur Kere, Kanakapura1
2020-11-19 06:35Singanayakanahalli (Nagadasanahalli) Kere1
2020-11-08 07:00Cauvery WLS--Hegeneru State Forest3
2020-11-10 11:20Dongargaon Dam1
2020-11-28 10:11Cauvery WLS--Arkavathi Bridge1
2020-11-12 07:05Allalasandra Kere2
2020-11-07 10:31National Chambal Sanctuary -- Bhareh Fort at Chambal Yamuna Confluence23
2020-11-07 07:11Yelahanka Kere7
2020-11-28 09:21Lalbagh Botanical Gardens--Lalbagh Lake1
2020-11-24 07:00Lalbagh Botanical Gardens1
2020-11-12 06:40Sarakki Kere2
2020-11-06 17:27Jakkur Kere1
2020-11-08 10:00Narsapur Reserve Forest1
2020-11-06 01:15Wai Talav22
2020-11-13 13:00Osman Sagar Lake4
2020-11-05 06:20Madivala Kere4
2020-11-25 07:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad
2020-11-07 06:19Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore, New Campus4
2020-11-25 11:30Periya Kulam, Udumalpet10
2020-11-30 07:22Dodda Begur Kere1
2020-11-04 11:01Sengulam Lake2
2020-11-29 07:34Kalkere Lake8
2020-11-01 07:17Mahadev Kodigehalli (Gummanahalli) Kere2
2020-11-28 07:00Sonnapura15
2020-11-12 21:55Kaikondrahalli Kere / Kaikondanahalli Kere1
2020-11-24 16:48Saul Kere / Sowl Kere1
2020-11-26 09:15Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur1
2020-11-30 17:00Chinnappanahalli Lake2
2020-11-14 15:34Yellamallappa Chetty (Yele Mallappa Shetty) Kere4
2020-11-06 15:57Indian Institute of Rice Research4
2020-11-29 07:18Anekal Dodda Kere1
2020-11-30 06:16Hoskote / Hosakote Kere5
2020-11-24 16:40Uppar Dam4
2020-11-28 15:51Vellayani--Punchakkari Paddy Fields2
2020-11-22 08:30Ramanaicken Lake, Hosur3
2020-11-21 07:15Ambazari Lake--Backwaters, Nagpur8
2020-11-08 13:00Kaddam Project Dam, Pandwapur, Telangana4
2020-11-21 17:52Ambazari Lake, Nagpur3
2020-11-07 15:00Meenakshipuram Tank56
2020-11-13 08:10Pothara Dam,Hinganghat2
2020-11-25 09:00Pannavadi, Mettur21
2020-11-09 07:45Mettur Dam View Point1
2020-11-07 06:54Edulabad Lake1
2020-11-08 08:15Kawal Tiger Reserve1
2020-11-06 11:08Sandi Pakshi Vihar (Sandi Bird Sanctuary)93
2020-11-24 06:15Moharli Gate2
2020-11-19 17:50Dharmapuri Lake, Mathikonpalayam5
2020-11-28 14:55Bethamangalam Reservoir, Kolar Dt3
2020-11-08 09:14Kaladumar20
2020-11-06 07:33Gunthapalle fields, Andhra Pradesh, IN (14.74, 79.035)2
2020-11-22 09:53Thiruverumbur Big Tank4
2020-11-13 06:31Kilnathur Lake5
2020-11-28 06:53Kiliyur Tank3
2020-11-15 16:02Gomti Riverfront Park2
2020-11-03 03:10Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary2
2020-11-21 07:28Kaveripakkam Lake1
2020-11-24 09:30Ganapathi Agraharam - Manalur1
2020-11-24 09:20Karankadu Mangroves7
2020-11-14 15:22Maravakkadu Salt pan3
2020-11-05 14:30Nayapakkam Lake2
2020-11-09 11:58Bahour Lake PY Side2
2020-11-08 06:15Nochimedu Lake (நொச்சிமெடு எரி)25
2020-11-08 07:29Velrampet Lake8
2020-11-21 16:55Pulicat Bird Sanctuary--SHAR70
2020-11-29 07:30Korattur Lake4
2020-11-22 07:24Kattur Lake15
2020-11-01 08:06Thirupalaivanam10
2020-11-02 06:45Nanmangalam Reserve Forest1
2020-11-08 08:17Polacheri Lake1
2020-11-27 11:00Sirudhavur Lake (சிறுதாவுர் ஏரி)1
2020-11-12 07:07Edupugallu Pond4
2020-11-21 07:20Pallikaranai Marsh--NIOT end6
2020-11-21 16:10Pallikaranai Marsh (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம்)7
2020-11-18 09:35Pallikaranai Marsh--(Sholinganallur End) பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்புநிலம்--(சோளிங்கநல்லூர் முடிவு))1
2020-11-15 08:30Pallikaranai Marsh-- Southern end (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம் - தெற்கு முடிவு)2
2020-11-29 06:35Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands6
2020-11-21 09:50Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras2
2020-11-19 09:00SSN Institutions1
2020-11-30 17:38Sholinganallur Lake94
2020-11-29 07:10Pulicat Lake1
2020-11-01 14:30Nemmeli Salt Pans1
2020-11-29 08:00Kelambakkam Backwaters8
2020-11-28 07:40Adayaru Estuary5
2020-11-13 06:45Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary--Saltpans50
2020-11-14 09:30Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary400
2020-11-14 07:00Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary--Mudflats25
2020-11-29 07:00Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur5
2020-11-28 10:00Vankalai Sanctuary1
2020-11-20 15:25Jhanjh Lake9
2020-11-14 07:00Kolleru Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-22 06:30Naya Raipur, Cheriya, Near IIM new Campus15
2020-11-29 10:00Giant's Tank Sanctuary4
2020-11-11 06:00Wilpattu National Park (General)3
2020-11-21 06:30Colombo--Galle Face1
2020-11-05 08:30Gangaramaya Park1
2020-11-26 15:35Kimbulawala3
2020-11-27 08:42Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)2
2020-11-29 06:12Kakinada Fish Market21
2020-11-29 11:32Coringa Wildlife Santuary12
2020-11-24 14:30Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary68
2020-11-22 06:30Uda Walawe NP
2020-11-19 08:00Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary
2020-11-18 09:33Kalametiya11
2020-11-17 16:50Bundala Freshwater Marsh1
2020-11-27 06:00Bundala NP (General)28
2020-11-29 06:30Indira Gandhi Zoological Park28
2020-11-15 06:47Podugupalem Lake2
2020-11-10 07:30Jagatpur Lake, Bhagalpur10
2020-11-30 06:56Rabindra Sarovar (including Lion's Safari Park)6
2020-11-14 06:45Rajarhat Wetlands Proposed Silicon Valley Land1
2020-11-30 10:57Padma River & Chars (Rajshahi)1
2020-11-18 15:18Purbachal - Turag River (Dhaka)3
2020-11-15 14:03Wang Ped1
2020-11-23 09:24Ton Maphrao paddies1
2020-11-17 07:00Bueng Boraped Non-hunting Area (general area)3
2020-11-29 11:45Bang Tabun Ok "Duck & Ibis" Lake3
2020-11-12 13:59Wat Khao Takhrao aquaculture ponds3
2020-11-15 07:09Tapan Hin paddies1
2020-11-28 07:05Pak Thale Nature Reserve (general area)3
2020-11-19 13:34Laem Phak Bia--salt pans east of Hwy. 40281
2020-11-22 08:30Laem Phak Bia--Environmental Research & Development Project2
2020-11-15 06:15Phutthamonthon Park8
2020-11-12 07:44Khok Kham--Bird Center vicinity20
2020-11-02 13:48Chulalongkorn University1
2020-11-22 15:32Bang Pu--Recreation Center1
2020-11-16 11:32Lat Krabang--Thap Yao paddies & aquaculture ponds10
2020-11-16 06:28Nong Chok--Khlong 13 paddies1
2020-11-16 08:03Bung Nam Rak--Hwy. 3002 paddies and reedbeds1
2020-11-25 08:01Khlong Tamru salt pans4
2020-11-28 07:43Khao Khieo – Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary--Pong Din Dam Reservoir3
2020-11-01 09:40Bang Phra--Khao Khieo Open Zoo50
2020-11-13 14:44Pak Phli--Tha Ruea paddies11
2020-11-16 07:49Sungai Janggut, Jeram2
2020-11-29 07:37Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve3
2020-11-29 15:16Neo Tiew Harvest Lane1
2020-11-29 09:00Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - East inc. Kranji Nature Trail5
2020-11-08 09:00Jurong Lake Gardens (inc. Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden)1
2020-11-28 12:54Pulau Ubin1