Ciconia nigra

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Ciconia nigra
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
376
Common name: 
Black Stork
M_ID: 
2069
M_CN: 
Black Stork
M_SN: 
Ciconia nigra
Term name: 
id: 
12085

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