Birds of Colombia

    CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae (Storks)  
Genus: Mycteria (1 species, 4 worldwide)

Wood Stork
Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
Green Cay Nature Center, Delray Beach, Florida, USA
  Unmistakable. Note featherless neck except on immature.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Wood Storks are found in wetlands and are often seen stirring up the ground underwater with their feet when searching for prey. Wood Storks sometimes soar overhead.
An active nest with young chicks.
Returning to nest with nesting material.
An active nest with older chicks.

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