Wood Stork

Mycteria americana

Order

CICONIIFORMES

Family

Storks (Ciconiidae)

Code 4

WOST

Code 6

MYCAME

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HEAD

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  • Bill Shape: Dagger, Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown in adults, pale blue in juveniles.
  • Head Pattern: Capped, Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Bare gray skin.
  • Forehead Color: Bare gray skin.
  • Nape Color: Bare gray skin.
  • Throat Color: Bare gray skin.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

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  • Length Range: 89-114 cm (35-45 in)
  • Weight: 2721 g (96 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Alternates between strong flapping flight and gliding., Rides high on thermals.
  • Wingspan Range: 165 cm (65 in)
  • Wing Shape: Broad-Wings, Pointed-Wings
  • Tail Shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Gray-black
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