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About the Maguari Stork

Also known as: American Stork
The Maguari Stork is a species of stork found in eastern parts of South America. This species is closely related to the White Stork of the Old World.

Maguari Storks prefer to live in open wet areas, like marshes, mudflats, and other types of wetlands. They feed by foraging in shallow water and take on a variety of prey items, including worms, snakes, small mammals, fish, and frogs.

Different from other storks, Maguari Storks make their grass- and reed-constructed nest on the ground near shallow water. They nest in colonies typically consisting of between 5 and 15 nests.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 22 February 2017
Scientific Name Ciconia maguari
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Ciconiidae
  • Ciconia
  • C. maguari
Birdorable Family Egrets & Other Waders
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 August 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
38 to 47 inches
Range South America

International Names

  • Maguari (Brazilian)
  • 黑尾鹳 (Chinese)
  • čáp jihoamerický (Czech)
  • Maguaristork (Danish)
  • Magoeari (Dutch)
  • amerikankattohaikara (Finnish)
  • Cigogne maguari (French)
  • Maguaristorch (German)
  • Cicogna maguari (Italian)
  • シロエンビコウ [shiroenbikou] (Japanese)
  • Maguaristork (Norwegian)
  • bocian sinodzioby (Polish)
  • Maguari or joao grande (Portuguese)
  • Американский аист (Russian)
  • Cigüeña Maguari (Spanish)
  • maguaristork (Swedish)