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Black-Necked Stork By Ashok Jain
Found near marshes, lakes, jheels and rivers, the Black-necked Stork is a shy and solitary bird. The head, tail and neck are actually a brilliant glossy purple, metallic bluish-green and coppery brown in colour. Conversion of its wetland habitats by humans and the toxins we pour into water courses has led to a fall in its numbers.