Milky Stork

Milky Stork
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Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea). Listed as vulnerable IUCN Red List due to habitat loss, human interference and hunting. Estimated population of 5550 birds in the wild. Milky storks hybridize readily with the similar Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) and also with the Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) in captivity, and there is concern that such cross-breeding may also occur in the wild populations which share the same range.

 
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