wood stork


Definition of wood stork

: a white stork (Mycteria americana) with black wing flight feathers and tail that frequents wooded swamps from the southeastern U.S. to Argentina

called also wood ibis

Examples of wood stork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web North of Boston, a vagrant wood stork continued to be sighted in the vicinity of the Green Landing Marsh in Gloucester, a little blue heron at the Ross Field Mill Pond elsewhere in Gloucester. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Nov. 2021 The refuge is only 6 miles west of our coastline — as the wood stork flies. Ron Seifer, sun-sentinel.com, 23 Nov. 2021 The juvenile wood stork was first seen by bird researcher Anthony Ciancimino on July 31 in a saltwater marsh near an Amazon warehouse, the Staten Island Advance reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2021 This peaceful place where the Río San José meets the ocean draws some 200 species of resident and migratory birds including wood storks, pelicans, egrets, herons, ibises, and hawks. Jenny Peters, National Geographic, 25 July 2019 Threatened wood storks, which nearly disappeared in the early 1980s, doubled their 10-year nesting average. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, 29 Mar. 2018 In recent years, the birds appear to be repeating the northward exodus of wood storks. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, 29 Mar. 2018 Visitors may spot snowy egrets, great blue herons, banded cormorants, wood storks, black vultures and anhingas – a.k.a. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, 7 Apr. 2018 While the Katy Prairie is home for a wide variety of summertime birds like spoonbills and wood storks, Gonzalez said the place also is a major stop on the migratory route for ducks and geese coming from the north during the winter. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, 26 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of wood stork

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Wood stork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20stork. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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