Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (Latham, 1790)

Common Name: 
Black-necked Stork
Distribution: 

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.

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