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Asian Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)

Asian Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)

Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)

Class: Aves
Family: Ciconiidae
Common Name: Asian Woolly-necked Stork
Genus: Ciconia
Species Name: episcopus

About The Asian Woolly-necked Stork

Ciconia episcopus is found patchily across South Asia and South East Asia. Its range extends from Pakistan (where it is now very rare) through India, lowland Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and south-east through Myanmar, Thailand, Lao, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Peninsular Malaysia, the Philippines, and Sumatra and Java, Indonesia (del Hoyo et al. 1992, Grimmett et al. 1998, Robson 2008). Non-breeders have also been observed in Iran (Porter and Aspinal 2010). Steep declines have been noted in South-East Asia, including in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia (J. W. Duckworth in litt. 2013, R. J. Timmins in litt. 2013, F. Goes in litt. 2014). In the Philippines, the species appears to have become extirpated or near-extirpated from Luzon (A. Jensen in litt. 2013). The population in South Asia appears to be stable overall (Praveen J. in litt. 2014, S. Subramanya in litt. 2014), with some evidence of local declines (H. Baral and C. Inskipp in litt. 2014).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2014. Ciconia episcopus. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

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