Ciconia nigra, Lin.
918 :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 735; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 22 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 433; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 267 ; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 135.
THE BLACK STORK.
Length, 42; expanse, 72; wing, 24; tail, 10; tarsus, 8; bill at front, 7.9.
Bill blood red; irides dark-brown ; legs dark-red.
Whole plumage deep blackish-brown, with violet, purple, and green reflections, except the lower part of the breast and the abdomen, which are pure white.
With the exception of Sind where it is common the Black Stork is only a somewhat rare seasonal visitant to suitable portions of the region.