Maguari Stork

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.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 22 February 2017
Scientific Name
Ciconia maguari
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Ciconiidae
  • Ciconia
  • C. maguari
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 16 October 2018)
  • 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
38 to 47 inches

International Names

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