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Ciconia maguari (Maguari Stork)

Synonyms: Ardea maguari; Euxenura maguari

Wikipedia Abstract

The maguari stork (Ciconia maguari) is a large species of stork that inhabits seasonal wetlands over much of South America, and is very similar in appearance to the white stork; albeit slightly larger. It is the only species of its genus to occur in the New World and is one of the only three New World stork species, together with the wood stork and the jabiru.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 19.0139
EDGE Score: 2.99643


Adult Weight [1]  8.819 lbs (4.00 kg)
Female Weight [1]  8.378 lbs (3.80 kg)
Male Weight [1]  9.259 lbs (4.20 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  10.5 %
Forages - Ground [2]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  80 %
Clutch Size [4]  3
Incubation [3]  30 days
Maximum Longevity [5]  20 years


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Lagunas del suroeste y relictos del Caldenal Argentina A1, A4i
Río Negro: Bajo Chaco Paraguay A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Amphisbaena trachura[6]


Parasitized by 
Cathaemasioides callis <Unverified Name>[7]
Chaunocephalus panduriformis <Unverified Name>[7]
Desportesius longevaginatus <Unverified Name>[7]
Eustrongylides ignotus <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hancock, JA, JA Kushlan, and MP Kahl. 1992. Storks, ibises, and spoonbills of the world. Academic Press, New York
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
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz 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
5de 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
6Diet of a Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari, Aves, Ciconiidae) in southern Brazil: the opportunist predation of snake like preys?, ALEXANDRO M. TOZETTI, CARLA S. FONTANA, ROBERTO B. OLIVEIRA & GLÁUCIA. M. F. PONTES, Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences (2011), 6(1): 65-67
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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