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Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala



Family: Ciconiidae (Storks)

Authority: (Pennant, 1769)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+3bcd+4bcd

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Justification of Red List category
Although one of the most abundant of the Asian storks, this species is classified as Near Threatened because it is thought to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing primarily to hunting, wetland drainage and pollution.



Population size: 16000-24000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 6,090,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Mycteria leucocephala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.