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White Stork Ciconia ciconia asiatica   - Preening
White Stork
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :Pariej Bird Sanctuary, Matar, Kheda, Gujarat, India
Date : 27 December 2015
English synonyms:European White Stork, Eurasian White Stork
Bird Family :Ciconiidae - Storks, Openbills & Adjutants
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We saw nine White Stork along with Painted Stork in paddy filed beside road. Few stork were resting and rest of busy in preening. They are using their head to take out oil and applied it to their feathers. After Some time one farmer came to their direction so they fly away.-VP&PM