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  • Chinmayi Ramasubramanian

Painted stork Chicks

The chicks of a Painted Stork look very different from their adults. During the nesting survey, I missed the chicks as they were much dull looking compared to the adults.


This stork is humongous, growing up to 40 in (104 cm) in size. Apart from the black and white scaling on the wings and bust areas, adults have a completely white body with long reddish-yellow legs to carry them.






But the chicks ... Chicks have a snowy body, a pale head, and a somewhat gray face accompanied by a bill that is similar in color.



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