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Painted Stork
Painted Stork
Bird. The painted stork, also known as the janghil or dokh, is very good at adapting to its natural environment. Painted storks search for fish in shallow waters. With their bills half open and shaking their heads back and forth, they will occasionally use a wing to direct the fish toward their open bill. They nest in colonies with other storks, ibises, spoonbills, cormorants and herons. Male storks gather most of the sticks for nest building. While young storks are able to call loudly, by 18 months they become practically voiceless. The painted stork can live 28 years in captivity.
Scientific Name Lifespan
Mycteria leucocephala 20-28 years
Carnivore. Fish.
Predators and Threats
Tigers, leopards, hyenas, crocodiles, and humans.
Freshwater marshes, ponds and flooded fields; India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, eastern China, Thailand, Kampuchea and Vietnam.