Maguari stork

Maguari stork

The Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari) has an extensive range in South America. It is found in wetlands, savannas and agricultural lands in the lowlands east of the Andes. This bird visits Centro America since 2013 when a group of them arrived Costa Rica’s Gulf of Nicoya. Its size is between 97 and 120 cm.

The biggest part of the adult plumage is white, with black flight feathers, and a blacked tail. This stork has the occurrence of dark plumage in the young. Maguari Storks are carnivorous, eating a wide range of small vertebrates and invertebrates.

Common Name: Maguari stork
Scientific Name: Ciconia maguari
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