Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (Latham, 1790)

Common Name: 
Black-necked Stork

Northern and eastern Australia.

Ecological Notes: 

Usually observed in the vicinity of freshwater, less common in coastal estuarine areas, and occasionally grassland or woodland. Feeds on fish, small crustaceans and amphibians. 

Additional Notes: 

Prey is generally captured by the bird jabbing and seizing it with its large bill; occassionally food is caught by lunging forward with a large stride or by leaping into the air.


Atlas of Living Australia at Black-necked Stork 29 July 2020.
Birdlife Australia at https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-necked-stork  Accessed 27 July 2020.