Distribution / Habitat
Woodstorks are found from the coast of South Carolina, around and throughout the state of Florida and west to Texas.
The Wood Stork is about three and a half feet tall with a wing span of at least five feet. Its weight varies from five to seven pounds with the males being larger is size.
The bird is covered with white feathers with the exception of the tail and the primary flight feathers which are black. The long naked black legs and light colored feet blend with naked gray upper neck and head area. The neck and head have a wrinkled scaly appearance because of modified feathers. A heavy long beak (yellow as a juvenile, and black as an adult) is massive close to the head and turns down toward the body.