Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)

Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Mycteria
Species: americana (a-mer-ih-KAY-na) (Info)

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Daytona Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Lake Wales, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
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On Jan 15, 2012, coastalzonepush from Orlando, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

it's somewhat startling to see birds this big. the cranes are probably taller, but they aren't as bulky. usually one or two, but i've seen 5 at once just sitting there at sunset in a dead tree. but i think most commonly it is seen standing guard at a pond's edge with its neck tucked in.