Painted Stork (Ibis leucocephalus)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Aves
Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ciconiidae
Genus : Ibis
Species : leucocephalus
Scientific name: Ibis leucocephalus
Important Facts:
Length 93 cm
Weight 3 – 4 kg
Life Span 20 – 28 days
Sexual maturity 4 years
Incubation period 30 – 32 days
Clutch size 2-5 eggs
Stays around marshes, jheel and inundated fields.
Throughout India, Pakistan and Ceylon.
Fish, frogs and snails
(per head)
Fish dead (2” – 4”) – 500 gm.