Asian openbill

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Asian openbill
Adult showing characteristic gap between mandibles
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Anastomus
A. oscitans
Binomial name
Anastomus oscitans
(Boddaert, 1783)

The Asian openbill or Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans) is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. This stork lives in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

Description[change | change source]

The Asian openbill stork is mostly greyish (non-breeding season) or white (breeding season) with glossy black wings and tail that have a green or purple sheen.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Anastomus oscitans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22697661A93628985. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22697661A93628985.en.
  2. Gosner KL (1993). "Scopate tomia: an adaptation for handling hard-shelled prey? (PDF)" (PDF).