The Painted Stork is restricted to parts of Asia with a stronghold in India and Sri Lanka. It also occurs in small numbers in Southeast Asia along with its congener the Milky Stork. This introductory chapter outlines various facets of the species covering its nomenclature, systematics, status, broad distribution patterns as well as longevity, dispersal, and instances of hybridization with other species. A comparative account of the genus Mycteria is also included. The last section is devoted to a brief discussion about why a study of Painted Stork, as well as other heronry birds, is important in today’s conservation context.


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  1. 1.Department of Environmental BiologyUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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