wood stork

noun

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 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, "Baja California Sur: The ultimate road trip," 25 July 2019 Threatened wood storks, which nearly disappeared in the early 1980s, doubled their 10-year nesting average. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Record rain led to bonanza year for Florida’s wading birds. Just not in the right places | Miami Herald," 29 Mar. 2018 In recent years, the birds appear to be repeating the northward exodus of wood storks. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Record rain led to bonanza year for Florida’s wading birds. Just not in the right places | Miami Herald," 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, "Gatorland becomes bird land, and photographers flock there," 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, "Katy Prairie helps residents to get outside," 26 Dec. 2017 In Pembroke Pines, the wood stork lives inside 300 acres of wetlands off Sheridan Street and have been spotted in Sunrise and Deerfield Beach. Brian Ballou, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Rare wood storks fill up on fish at a construction site in Pines," 3 Oct. 2017 Doug Young, the chief operating officer of the South Florida Audubon Society, said the wood stork has a voracious appetite for fish. Brian Ballou, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Rare wood storks fill up on fish at a construction site in Pines," 3 Oct. 2017 At full size the wood stork’s wingspan can reach 6 feet and can stand over 4 feet tall. Brian Ballou, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Rare wood storks fill up on fish at a construction site in Pines," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of wood stork

1884, in the meaning defined above

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