French: Cigogne de Storm German: Höckerstorch Spanish: Cigüeña de Storm
Melanopelargus episcopus stormi
A. W. H. Blasius
Pontianak, western Borneo
Malay Peninsula (tiny populations in both S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia)#R, Sumatra (including Mentawai and North Pagai Is, off W coast)#R and Borneo (where widespread but scarce)#R.
75–91 cm. Bare facial skin far more extensive and brighter than in C. episcopus, which has white lower foreneck, dark bill and bronze coloration on inner wing-... read more
Chicks give loud, harsh and repeated “krack” calls in captivity and a repeated frog-like “skhrekeh... read more
Undisturbed freshwater habitats, mangroves (at least in E Sumatra), tall evergreen, semi-evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently mainly fish, though very little known; probably also reptiles, amphibians, insects (e.g dragonfly larvae, grasshoppers) and... read more
Season suspected to begin in Aug–Sept in Borneo (Kalimantan), with just-fledged juvenile found in Sarawak in Nov. Very poorly known,... read more
Unknown, but individuals suspected to wander great distances, having been observed up to 20 km from... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Probably rarest of all storks after Leptotilus dubius. Overall population estimated by BirdLife International at 260–330 mature individuals... read more
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