Black-necked Stork

About the Black-necked Stork

Also known as: Green-necked Stork, Jaribu
The Black-necked Stork is a large species of wading bird found in parts of India, southeast Asia, and Australia. They live around freshwater wetland habitats, including both natural and man-made bodies of water.

Black-necked Storks have a bold black-and-white plumage, with their black feathers shiny with iridensence. The head and neck is bluish black and the legs are bright orange-red.

Black-necked Storks have a dancing mating ritual which includes wing-fluttering and beak-clapping. They are primarily carnivores, dining on prey items that could include small water birds, fish, crabs, and turtle eggs.
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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 02 February 2018
Scientific Name
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Ciconiidae
  • Ephippiorhynchus
  • E. asiaticus
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Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
51 to 59 inches
75 to 91 inches
145 ounces


From IUCN Red List:
The Black-necked Stork is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. Overall, this species has undergone a moderately rapid population reduction, which is projected to continue, and it has a moderately small population. It is therefore classed as Near Threatened.

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 黑颈鹳
Czech (Cesky) čáp černokrký
Danish (Dansk) Sorthalset Stork
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwarthalsooievaar
Finnish (Suomi) aasiansatulahaikara
French (Français) Jabiru d'Asie
German (Deutsch) Riesenstorch
Italian (Italiano) Cicogna collonero
Japanese (日本語) セイタカコウ [seitakakou]
Norwegian (Norsk) Svarthalsstork
Polish (Polski) zabiru czerwononogi
Portuguese (Português) Jabiru-de-pescoço-preto
Russian (русский язык) Азиатский ябиру
Spanish (Español) Jabirú Asiático
Swedish (Svenska) svarthalsad stork
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