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Ciconia episcopus (Woolly-necked Stork)

Wikipedia Abstract

The woolly-necked stork or whitenecked stork (Ciconia episcopus) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds singly, or in small loose colonies. It is distributed in a wide variety of habitats including marshes in forests, agricultural areas, and freshwater wetlands.
View Wikipedia Record: Ciconia episcopus

Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
30
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.8993
EDGE Score: 2.70131

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  4.544 lbs (2.061 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  30 %
Diet - Fish [2]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [5]  3
Clutches / Year [3]  1
Fledging [3]  60 days
Incubation [4]  30 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  30 years
Snout to Vent Length [3]  34 inches (86 cm)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Chobe National Park Botswana A3, A4i
Okavango Delta Botswana A1, A3, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system) Sudan A1, A3, A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License