Wood Stork

Distribution / Habitat

Woodstorks are found from the coast of South Carolina, around and throughout the state of Florida and west to Texas.

Description:

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.

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Wood Stork

Wood Stork

Bill Shape
curved
dagger
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
broad-wings
pointed-wings
Habitat
Marshes
Color
white
Body Shape
long-legged
Size
large
Order
Storks, Wood Storks and Openbills - ciconiiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species