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Wood Stork

Mycteria americana

The Wood Stork is the only stork and the largest wading bird that breeds in the United States. Populations in the United States (Florida) have dropped from 20,000 pairs in the 1930’s to 10,000 pairs by 1960 and to 5,000 pairs in the 1970’s. It is generally agreed the drop in population is loss of habitat for feeding.

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