Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Storks :: Wood Stork
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): American Wood Ibis, Wood Ibis, American Wood-stork
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSe. United States, West Indies, coastal Cental America, n. to se. South America;
Sw. and se. United States from coastal South Carolina to Florida and Texas, e. and w. coasts of Mexico (n. Baja, s. from Sonora, Tamaulipas to the Yucatan Peninsula), West Indies (Cuba, Dominican Republic on e. Hispaniola, Saona Is.), Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Guanacaste, Cano Negro), Panama, e. Colombia (mostly Caribbean coast), Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, Brazil (Bahia, Lago de Sobradinho, Rio San Francisco), e. of the Andes in ex. s. Ecuador, e. Peru to c. Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay s. through c. Argentina to n. Buenos Aires (casual to Chubut) and n. Chile.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: breeds in se. GEO and on the FLA peninsula. Disperses n. in late summer to s. CAL (Salton Sea), sw. and c. ARZ, s. NEV, e. TEX, s. ARK, LOU and in the lower Mississippi Valley to ex. se. MOU, ex. s. ILL, ex. w. KTY, w. TEN, MIS, ALA, n. GEO, c. SCA;
Winter: FLA peninsula.
Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, Florida, USA - Jun 3, 2001 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is walking.
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Florida Museum of Natural History
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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