Maguari Stork

The Maguari Stork is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

information about the Maguari Stork is from 2 months of observations of nesting birds in Argentina (Kahl 1971b). For 11 yr I followed the seasonal breed- ing of all Maguari Storks on a ranch in the llanos of Venezuela. I give data on the eggs and on the asynchronously hatched young from the  Present address: I Wetsel Road, Troy, New York 12182 USA. 812 day of hatching to the postfledging period. More

living species occur in the Old World, but the Maguari Stork has a South American range. In addition, fossils suggest that Ciconia storks were somewhat more common in the tropical Americas in prehistoric times. These are large storks, typically 100 cm tall, with a 180 cm wingspan and a long thick bill. Members of this genus are more variable in plumage than other storks, but several species have black upper bodies and wings, and white belly and undertail. Juveniles are a duller, browner version of the adult. More

The Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari) is a species of stork in the Ciconiidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. It is a vagrant to Chile, Trinidad, the Falkland Islands and probably Peru.It eats fish, frogs and large insects, and sometimes reptiles, rodents and small birds. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and pastureland. More

The magestic Maguari Stork is the South American equivalent of the European White Stork Ciconia ciconia, famous for nesting on roof-tops. The Maguari hasn More

Maguari storks show fish no mercy! ©2005-2009 San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium. All Rights Reserved. More

trees, although the Maguari Stork will nest on the ground and at least three species will construct their nests on human habitations. One of these, the White Stork, is probably the best known of all storks, with a wealth of legend and folklore associated with this familiar visitor to Europe. Ciconia storks feed on frogs, insects, young birds, lizards and rodents. They fly with the neck outstretched, like most other storks, but unlike herons which retract their neck in flight. More

extraordinary experience with the Maguari Stork at the San Francisco Zoo on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006. The stork bent its neck 180 More

I first saw the Maguari Stork at the San Francisco Zoo on Nov. 1, 2006. The stork bent its neck 180 More

Maguari storkBirds in Suriname = - Maguari strok in Nickerie Picture of a Maguari Stork, taken by Dominiek Plouvier in Nickerie in April 2007. The bird has red legs and a rather large bill. The adults have red skin between the eyes and the bill, so the bird on the photo must be an adult. More

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Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ciconiidae
Genus : Ciconia
Species : maguari
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)