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Storm's Stork

Ciconia stormi

Ciconiiformes - Ciconiidae - Storks & Jabirus

Storm's Stork - Chicks 7 days old

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Storm's Stork - Chicks 7 days old

Distribution: Borneo, Sumatra and peninsular Malaysia.

Habitat: Undisturbed freshwater habitats - not normally found in open areas.

Diet: Mainly fish, probably also reptiles, amphibians and insects.

Breeding: Solitary tree nester; stick platform, 50cm long by 15cm deep, lined with dry leaves and some down.

Clutch size: 2+ eggs

Fledge age: Over 45 days


Protocol from San Diego Zoo

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Protocol established 2008
Used on 15 individuals
Success rate 100.00%


Protocol used for at least 5 individuals with over 75% success*
Used by 2 or more institutions 
Points on minimizing imprinting 
Birds went on to produce fertile eggs 
Birds went on to successfully parent rear 

Warning points

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Breeding and hand-rearing Storm's storks Ciconia stormi at the Zoological Society of San Diego. M. Mace. International Zoo Yearbook. Vol 40. Page 254-260

Del Hoya, J., Elliott, A. & Sargatal, J. eds. (1992). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol1. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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