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Peter Ericsson | profile | all galleries >> Birds of Thailand >> Waterbirds of Thailand >> Storks, Pelicans and Ibises tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Storks, Pelicans and Ibises

The Openbills are by far the most common of the storks. They have huge colonies in suitable habitats not far from Bangkok. The birds are spreading and growing in numbers. They feed exclusively on snails in the paddies and that is a big help for the farmers.

Spot-billed Pelicans can best be found at Beung Borapet in winter in small numbers or at Khao Kaew Zoo where a big free flying population reside. These birds often show up at Bangpra reservoire not far from the zoo.

Painted Storks can readily be seen at Beung Borapet and at Lampakbia in winter. They seem to becoming easier to see then in recent years. Also a big population of free flying ones at the Khao Kaew Zoo in Chonburi.

The Ibises are sporadic and in very small numbers.
Spot-billed Pelican
:: Spot-billed Pelican ::
:: Openbill ::
Painted Stork
:: Painted Stork ::
Milky Stork
:: Milky Stork ::
Black Stork
:: Black Stork ::
Black-headed  Ibis
:: Black-headed Ibis ::
Glossy Ibis
:: Glossy Ibis ::
Lesser Adjutant
:: Lesser Adjutant ::