Woolly Necked Stork

Woolly Necked Stork

What they look like: The woolly necked stork gets its name from the distinctive white feathers on its neck.

Animal facts: 

  • Being large birds, these storks make use of rising currents of hot air, or thermals, to gain height.
  • They are very agile once up there and can even catch flying insects in mid-air!

What they eat: They hunt alone, snapping up fish, frogs, snakes,crabs and insects in their beaks

Habitat: They live near water in clearings or light woodland

Where they live: Africa, India and South East Asia

Threats: Habitat loss is a major threat to these storks, but they are also at risk from hunting.

Population
Decreasing
Order
Ciconiiformes
Family
Ciconiidae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable