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Lesser Adjutant Stork

 

Once a widespread and common species, the lesser adjutant has undergone a rapid decline in numbers recently, and is now rare throughout its range.

Continuing destruction of wetlands and the felling of trees suitable as nesting sites has resulted in the rapid decline of this species. Foraging areas are being lost to urban and industrial expansion and hunting and capture for the pet trade are contributing to the ongoing population reduction.

Found in India and Southeast Asia, but no longer found in China.

  

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Taken on November 7, 2007