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Wood Stork

Mycteria americana ORDER: CICONIIFORMES FAMILY: CICONIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A large, white, bald-headed wading bird of the southeastern swamps, the Wood Stork is the only stork breeding in the United States. Its late winter breeding season is timed to the Florida dry season when its fish prey become concentrated in shrinking pools.

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