Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge

Wood Storks

This bird was originally named a Wood Ibis. However they are not in the same family at all. They are actually related to vultures. Adults are close to 5 feet tall with a 6 foot wing span.

Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge
Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge

This is a tropical bird that breeds mostly in Central and South America, and the Caribbean. They now also breed in South Carolina and Florida.

Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge
Wood Stork - Click To Enlarge
Wood Stork – Click To Enlarge

I don’t think I have seen any inland here at all, they seem to stay right along the coast line.

All the photos above were shot at less than 300 mm and cropped only enough for standard print sizes.

 

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