STORM'S STORK (Ciconia stormi)

STORM'S STORK (Ciconia stormi)
STORM'S STORK (Ciconia stormi)
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Description: The storm's stork is a large high-flying bird with a black and white body, red bill, and orange face that occurs in certain islands of the South Pacific, including Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and possibly Thailand. A rare, solitary bird, the storm's stork prefers undisturbed expanses of lowland forest. Because of widespread habitat loss due to logging, conversion to palm oil plantations and damming operations throughout its range, storm's stork populations are declining.

IUCN Status: Endangered

Major Threats: Widespread, ongoing habitat loss and hunting

Habitat: Undisturbed expanses of lowland forest

Location: South Pacific islands including Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra

Diet: Mainly fish