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Black Stork Ciconia nigra   - Adult
Black Stork
Photographer : © Vivek Tiwari
Location :Ranthambhor NP, Rajasthan, India
Date : 1 March 2012
English synonyms:European Black Stork
Bird Family :Ciconiidae - Storks, Openbills & Adjutants
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Had only seen this species from afar in the past, but seen like this - up close and in the right light - "Black" Stork hardly seems like the appropriate name! It was late morning and the reflected light from the water acts like a natural diffuser illuminating the multi-hued glossy plumage. - VT