Fishing Painted Storks

Painted Stork with prey

Fishing, Bangalore

A little water attracts so much activity, this is another case of the presence of water attracting a large number of storks and herons. This image portrays the typical behavior of the painted storks. These birds with their long bill dipped into the shallow water keep moving it sideways while keeping it submerged and at the same time walk slowly in the water too. As the prey moves, the stork feels it through the sense of touch they do a quick snatch to make a meal of it. In this image one stork has a frog for the meal and the other two are continuing their fishing. These storks are classified as Near Threatened as per IUCN.

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