Painted stork is a tropical species, belonging to the stork family and is classified Near Threatened, because it is undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing primarily to hunting, wetland drainage and pollution.
The bird is found in the Asian continent, covering the area from India and Sri Lanka to Southeast Asia. Broad-winged soaring birds, the Painted storks of India fly with their neck outstretched. Populations extend from Sri Lanka to Indochina and southern China. Painted storks are predominately non-migratory and most make only local movements.They nest colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The only sounds they produce are weak moans or bill clattering at the nest.
Some photographs from my recent visit to their colony close to Pune, India.
© Sachin Sawhney Photography.
Please be aware that all content of this blog is property of Sachin Sawhney Photography. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Sachin Sawhney with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.