202. Dissura episcopus

202. Dissura episcopus.

THE WHITE-NECKED STORK.

Manikjor, Kali, Laglag, India; Kandesur (Mahratta); Sanku-budi-konga (Telugu); Padre koku, Ceylon; Chi-gyin-sut, Burma.

Male 36" to 37" Legs dull red. Bill 6 1/2", dusky. Neck, abdomen, under tail-coverts, and tail white; rest black-glossed. Forehead and eye-patch nude. The Beefsteak Bird. Ethiopian region, India, Ceylon, Burma, Cochin China, Indo-Malayan Islands, and Celebes. Four eggs (2.5 x 1.83), bluish white. (J. 920. B. 1548.)

Also the genus Euxenura. With tail deeply forked, sides of face and centre of throat feathered. One species— E. maguari, 45", general colour white, confined to S. America.

Also the genus Abdimia. With tail slightly forked, and under tail-coverts as long as the tail, sides of face and centre of throat feathered. One species— A. abdimii, 30", general colour black, glossed green, from tropical Africa and S, Arabia.

(iii.) With under tail-coverts of soft downy plumes.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
202. Dissura episcopus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
202
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
191
Common name: 
White Necked Stork
M_ID: 
2071
M_CN: 
Woolly-necked Stork
M_SN: 
Ciconia episcopus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12984

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