Storks

To make it easier to picture the maguari stork and the wood stork in the wild, browse the images below.

 

The wood stork (mycteria americana), formerely called the wood ibis, is a tropical and subtropical species that breeds in much of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and is the only stork that presently breeds in North America. There are small breeding populations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and a recently discovered one in southeastern North Carolina.

The maguari stork (ciconia maguari) can be found in much of South America, mainly east of the Andes, to include Venezuela, eastern Columbia, Guyana, eastern Bolivia, Paragual, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Because it avoids forests, you won't find it in the Amazon or forested mountains of South America. Look for it in open lowland shallow water wetlands such as tropical wet savannahs, grasslands, marshs, mudflats and seasonally flooded fields. Occassionally you will find them in dry fields, but rarely.

Waking Yawn

A wood stork yawns as it wakes up on the shores of Lakeland, Florida's Lake Morton.

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No Baby Today

A wood stork rests on the shore of Lakeland, Florida's Lake Morton.

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Woody Stretch

A wood stork stretches its wings in a rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Mycteria Americana

This wood stork is trying to maintain its balance in the top of a tree in an Osceola County rookery near Kissimmee, Florida.

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Portrait Of A Wood Stork

A wood stork hunts through the swamps of Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida, for something to eat.

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A Small Snack

A wood stork searching through the marshes of Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida, has found something to eat.

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Stark Beauty


A contrast in beauty, a wood stork prowls the banks of Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida on a March morning.

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Maguari Stork 1

This maguari stork was in a pasture along highway 12 between Posadas and Corrientes, Argentina.

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Tranquility BW

A wood stork, mycteria americana.searching through the shallows of a rookery in Brandon, Florida.

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Tranquility

A wood stork searching through the shallows of a rookery in Brandon, Florida.

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Wood Stork

Wood stork at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida.

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Maguari Stork 2

A maguari stork takes off from a marsh in Misiones Province, Argentina.

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