May 6, 2017 – Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari)

These storks are found in two unconnected ranges in eastern South America, one from Colombia east along the northern coast of the continent to Brazil and one from parts of central Brazil south to Argentina. They hunt in shallow water for frogs, tadpoles, fish, small aquatic rodents, snakes, crabs, and aquatic insects. Nesting in small colonies, or sometimes alone, pairs build their platform nests from sticks and grass in bushes and small trees. Both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks.


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