Stork General InfoPhotos of the Different Members of the Stork Family for Identification


Storm's StorkThe Storm’s Stork, Ciconia stormi, is a large, up to 91cm long, stork with black and white plumages, red bill, orange bare facial skin, red legs and yellow orbital skin. Males and females look alike. The young has duller plumage and bare skin.

This little known species is found in undisturbed forest and freshwater habitats in Sumatra, Mentawai Islands, Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia. One of its strongholds are in southeast Sumatra, with remaining populations confined to Kalimantan and Brunei. While in Peninsular Malaysia only one very small population and scatter individuals left.

The Storm’s Stork is a solitary bird. Its diet consists mainly of fish. The female lays two eggs in stick platform nest high in trees canopy.

The Storm’s Stork was formerly considered as a subspecies of the Woolly-necked Stork.

With a world population less than 500 individuals, ongoing habitat lost and hunted in some areas, the Storm’s Stork is classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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