WoRMS taxon details

Ciconia episcopus (Boddaert, 1783)

212704  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212704)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Length: 86 cm. Plumage: glossy black with a wooly white neck and head. Immature blackish brown above, pale sooty brownish...  
Description Length: 86 cm. Plumage: glossy black with a wooly white neck and head. Immature blackish brown above, pale sooty brownish neck and breast, dull white crown and belly. Bare parts: iris dark red; facial skin black; bill black with red tip and culmen; feet and legs blackish red. Habitat: lagoons, tidal mud-flats, mangroves, fresh water inland; prefer wooded areas. <388><393><391> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Ciconia episcopus (Boddaert, 1783). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212704 on 2018-11-16
Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-09-25 09:27:15Z
changed
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 86 cm. Plumage: glossy black with a wooly white neck and head. Immature blackish brown above, pale sooty brownish neck and breast, dull white crown and belly. Bare parts: iris dark red; facial skin black; bill black with red tip and culmen; feet and legs blackish red. Habitat: lagoons, tidal mud-flats, mangroves, fresh water inland; prefer wooded areas. <388><393><391> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch bisschopooievaar  [details]
English woolly-necked stork  [details]
French Cigogne √©piscopale  [details]
German Wollhalsstorch  [details]