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Wood Stork – Juvenile

Wood Stork

Wood Stork - Juvenile

Wood Stork

Wood Stork - Juvenile

This Wood Stork was photographed at Lake Davis in Orlando, Florida on August 04, 2009.

Wood Storks Eat small fish, tadpoles, frogs, and crayfish. Hunts by wading with its bill open just under the water surface, snapping it shut when encountering prey.

In Florida, the Wood Stork breeds during the late winter dry season when its fish prey are concentrated in shrinking pools.

The wood stork is an endangered species.  Pollution and habitat destruction (due to building and development) are the stork’s major enemies. In the past 60 years their number has dropped from 60,000 down to approximately 9,000. The health and existence of the wood stork is a good way for us to measure the health of the wetlands where they live.

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