wood stork


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wood stork

n.
A large, predominantly white wading bird (Mycteria americana), having a bald black head and inhabiting tropical and subtropical wetlands of North, Central, and South America. Also called flinthead, wood ibis.

wood′ stork`


n.
a large white stork, Mycteria americana, inhabiting warmer parts of the New World, with a naked head and neck and black flight feathers.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood stork - any of several Old World birds of the genus Ibiswood stork - any of several Old World birds of the genus Ibis
ibis - wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills
genus Ibis - ibises
2.wood stork - an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved billwood stork - an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics
stork - large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
genus Mycteria, Mycteria - a genus of storks of the family Ciconiidae now including only the American wood ibis
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These species include the little blue heron, tricolored heron, reddish egret, roseate spoonbill, American oystercatcher, black skimmer, least tern and snowy plover (state threatened species) and the piping plover, red knot, roseate tern, and wood stork (federally-listed under the Endangered Species Act).
Last June, as Oberhofer was climbing the islet's trees to access birds for mercury testing, she saw a snake as fat as a football curled on an empty wood stork nest--a Burmese python.
This became reality in 2010 when Florida Panther Conservation Bank II (Panther II) was formally approved to provide habitat compensation for the panther and the federally threatened wood stork (Mycteria Americana).
The campus now accommodates various birds including Cattle Egret, Bald Eagle, Wood Stork, White Ibis and Flamingo.
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While the recuperation of Indian River County's portion of the lagoon will be helpful to a variety of parties, the endangered Wood Stork might be getting the most out of the Egret Marsh Stormwater Park.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Prothonotary Warbler, Least Bittern, Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, Wood Stork and Painted Bunting are just some of the birds that draw wildlife connoisseurs.
One immediate and significant benefit of the agreement was that the District paid $10 million towards the purchase of 8,450 acres (3,420 hectares) that at the time were home to the second largest wood stork colony in northeast Florida.
Polk County hosts abundant bird and wildlife treasures from the heron, egret, ibis and wood stork to the bald eagle, osprey and red-tailed hawk, from deer and Florida panther to toothy alligator.
In response to this wetlands destruction disguised as restoration, the Sierra Club and other environmental groups are suing the Corps for approving the mining permits without taking into account effects on water quality and wildlife, including the endangered wood stork.
The wood stork is an indicator species whose health reflects that of an entire ecosystem.