Lesser Adjutant Stork Fact Sheet

Class:

Aves

Order:

Ciconiiformes

Family:

Ciconiidae

Genus:

Leptoptilos
Species:

javanious

Lifespan:

30-40 years

Gestation:

Incubates eggs for approximately 35 days before they hatch.

Number of Young:

2-4

Size:

Height up to 4 ft.  Wingspan up to 8ft.

Weight:

10-18 lbs

Reproduction:

During breeding season, the face is reddish and the neck is orange.

Range: Nepal’s Terai region, India, Sri-Lanka, Burma and Malaysia

Habitat:

Often found in large rivers and lakes inside well wooded areas. This is predominantly wetlands or swampy habitat.

Diet:

Reptiles, fish, frogs and large inverebrates from the wetlands where they live.

Description:

A large stork with an upright stance and a bare head and neck. They have a long, straight pointed bill for catching prey in the wetlands. Their dorsal plumage and wings are black, with a white ventral body. 

Come visit Sokha in the Stork Aviary.

Facts:

  • Slowly walks along in shallow water or on the ground, looking for prey.  Reaching out with its long neck, the stork grabs prey with the tip of its huge, powerful bill.