Male (foreground), Female (background)
Northern and eastern Australia.
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.
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 https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:e7... 29 July 2020.
Birdlife Australia at https://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-necked-stork Accessed 27 July 2020.