wood stork


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood stork an American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics
    • n wood stork any of several Old World birds of the genus Ibis
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In literature:

The ospreys and the wood pigeons used to build in it, the blue raven and even the black stork!
"Stories from Hans Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
There water-wagtails, wood-pigeons, blue ravens, and even black storks built their nests.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
Not to speak of the stork and the buzzard, for whom a wood-mouse is a mere mouthful.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman

In poetry:

The life-sap at Thy bidding flows
Thro' the young trees—the cedar grows
Tow'ring above the mountain's crest,
Where the wood songster builds her nest;
While 'mid the solitary pines,
The careful stork her home enshrines.
"Spring: Friday Morning" by John Bowring

In news:

Diana Churchill/For Savannah Morning News This wood stork shows a distinctive black-and-white wing pattern as it soars.
This small hotspot outside Everglades National Park is a great spot to find White-crowned Pigeon, Wood Stork, and Swallow-tailed Kite.
A juvenile Wood Stork cuts across a blue sky near the John C Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus, Mississippi.
Wood storks gather along a canal alongside Collier Boulevard on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in North Naples.
Wood storks gather along Collier Boulevard.
A wood stork flies over a pond on the Bushong Farm on Tuesday.
A wood stork walks along a pond on the Bushong Farm off Fravel Road west of Woodstock on Tuesday.
Its name would make you think otherwise, but the wood stork actually does not belong here.
In what seemed like an instant, the skies filled with great blue herons , frigatebirds, wood storks, ospreys and cormorants, which all took their places along the freshwater marsh and hardwood hammocks.
During extremely dry years snail kites , like wood storks, will forgo breeding entirely, and many adults will starve.
The snakes prey on native wildlife such as the endangered Key Largo wood rat and the endangered wood stork.
Reclaimed habitat leads to rebound for endangered wood storks.
Recent heavy rains have wildlife officials optimistic about nesting prospects for Southwest Florida's wading birds, particularly wood storks, whose nesting success is an important indicator of wetland health.
Wood storks fish with an unusual but effective method: Opening their bills underwater, they wait for a fish to pass by, then snap.