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Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans   - Flock
Asian Openbill
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 21 May 2020
English synonyms:Asian Openbill-Stork, Asian Open-bill, Asian Open-bill Stork, Asian Open-billed Stork, Asian Openbill Stork, Asiatic Openbill, Asiatic Open-bill, Asiatic Open-billed Stork, Oriental Openbill, Oriental Open-bill, Oriental Open-billed Stork, Oriental Openbilled Stork, Oriental Open-bill Stork, Indian Open-billed Stork, Open-billed Stork, Openbill Stork, Openbill
Bird Family :Ciconiidae - Storks, Openbills & Adjutants
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :In the past few months, since January 2020, I have been seeing Asian Openbills in the city. Initially at the fringe, and now in the heart of the city. At first it was 3-5 birds, now flocks of 20-40. I see them fly over my urban home in the morning or sitting on a tree near a pond/lake. Numbers have not diminished with the migration season coming to an end but instead have enhanced. There may be 50-100 birds (or more) scattered over the city and additional numbers at the wetland (ex-mining pools) city fringes. - Amar
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