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Painted stork Heronry at Veerapuram Village, Andhra Pradesh India, A case study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu-515003, AP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 84-88, February,10 (2015)


Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) has been a visitor to Veerapuram Village, Andhra Pradesh for more than a century. This heronry is quite large with more than 1000 birds. We have made survey between 2010 and 2014 on when these birds visit and leave the village, their nesting ecology and foraging areas. It was heartening for us to notice that these visitors did not breed in 2013. This could improve if there is enough food available for birds.


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