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 Also keep an eye out for other wildlife, such as Florida panthers, manatees, black bears, bobcats, wood storks, and peregrine falcons. 20. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 4 June 2023 At the moment, wood storks are hatching their eggs and zealously guarding their nests. Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel, 10 Apr. 2023 Visitors may also spot sandhill cranes, roseate spoonbills, wood storks and bald eagles along the way. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Apr. 2023 Wetland restoration efforts help rebuild wood stork population The nation's only breeding population of wood storks was placed on the endangered species list in February 1984, after their numbers declined by more than 75% over 50 years. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2023 What is a wood stork? Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2023 Birders keep an eye out for falcons, wood storks, and bald eagles. Kristin Harmel, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2023 The endangered Key Largo woodrat and wood stork are on their menu. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 30 Jan. 2012 In addition, the wood stork has increased its range in coastal areas of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas, officials said. Curt Anderson, Orlando Sentinel, 17 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wood stork was in 1884

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“Wood stork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20stork. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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