A Flock of Black-necked Storks

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Subject: A Flock of Black-necked Storks
From: "Jo Wieneke" <>
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:10:14 +1000
How many birds do you need to use the term 'flock'?  On the Townsville
Common yesterday there were 17  Black-necked Storks, mainly immatures. They
are usually seen here in pairs or small groups of 4-5 and this is by far the
largest number I've ever seen together. According to HANZAB they sometimes
form flocks of 20-40 in the late dry season.  Right now it is still post
'wet ' with more rain threatening.  With them were 100+Pelicans, 100+ Royal
Speoonbills, a few Yellow-billed Spoonbills, all 4 species of Egret, White
and Straw-necked Ibis, Pied Stilts, Masked Lapwings and a few White-faced
Herons. Fantastic!

Jo Wieneke.

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