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About the Wood Stork

Also known as: Wood Ibis
The Wood Stork is a species of stork that breeds across much of South America and coastal areas of Central America, the Caribbean, and Florida. They are mostly white in plumage with contrasting black flight feathers best seen in flight. Their heads are bald.

Wood Storks are large waders found around wetland habitats. They feed on aquatic prey items, including fish, frogs, insects, and crabs.

Wood Storks are colonial breeders, meaning that several pairs of birds will nest in close proximity to each other. Clutch size varies from one to five eggs, with three eggs being the most common. Incubation lasts around 30 days and the young birds take around 50 to 60 days to fledge.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 22 February 2017
Scientific Name Mycteria americana
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Ciconiidae
  • Mycteria
  • M. americana
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
33.5 to 45.3 inches
59.1 to 68.9 inches
72.3 to 93.1 ounces
Range North America Central America Caribbean South America United States (West) United States (East) Americas

International Names

  • Cabeça-seca (Brazilian)
  • 黑头鹮鹳 (Chinese)
  • nesyt americký (Czech)
  • Amerikansk Skovstork (Danish)
  • Kaalkopooievaar (Dutch)
  • amerikaniibishaikara (Finnish)
  • Tantale d'Amérique (French)
  • Waldstorch (German)
  • Cicogna americana (Italian)
  • アメリカトキコウ [amerikatokikou] (Japanese)
  • Amerikastork (Norwegian)
  • dlawigad amerykanski (Polish)
  • Cabeça-seca (Portuguese)
  • Американский клювач (Russian)
  • Tántalo Americano (Spanish)
  • amerikansk ibisstork (Swedish)