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
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.
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.