Maguari stork

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Maguari stork
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Ciconia
Species: C. maguari
Binomial name
Ciconia maguari
(Gmelin, 1789)

The maguari stork (Ciconia maguari) is a species of stork in the Ciconiidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. It is a vagrant to Chile, Trinidad, the Falkland Islands and probably Peru. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, and pastureland.

It grows larger than its closest relative, the white stork (Ciconia ciconia) and is intermediate in size between the two storks its co-exists with, the jabiru and wood stork. It measures 114–132 cm (45–52 in) in length, 97–120 cm (38–47 in) tall and 160–180 cm (63–71 in) across the wings. Weight is 3.4–4.54 kg (7.5–10.0 lb), with males being a bit larger than females.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ciconia maguari". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ [1] (2011).
  3. ^ Hancock & Kushan, Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills of the World. Princeton University Press (1992), ISBN 978-0-12-322730-0