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Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala   - Juvenile in flight
Painted Stork
Photographer : © Viral Patel and Pankaj Maheria
Location :near Thol Wildlife Sanctuary, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Date : 6 December 2013
English synonyms:Painted Wood Stork, Painted Wood-Stork
Bird Family :Ciconiidae - Storks, Openbills & Adjutants
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :Compared to my previous visit on 10.11.2013, most of the chicks have become sub-adults; many of thema are taking flight for a minute or so. However, during the flight, they are no co-ordinated. Their landing even is not proper. : PM