The Painted Stork ( English) , Kathsarang ( Hindi, Pinglaksh ( Sanskrit) or Mycteria leucocephala ( scientific) is native to the Indian Subcontinent and found primarily near wetlands.
This lonely male painted stork was seen looking for a partner in Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
The male storks are distinguishable by an orange neck and bald head as can be seen in the two pictures that follow.
This handsome but lonely gentleman was looking for his partner on this lonely Road.
See the lovely pinks, oranges and yellows that give it the name Painted Stork.
The painted storks are local residents to the Indian Subcontinent but prefer temperate climates.
They neither like the cool Himalayas or the intense heat of the deserts.
Do notice the large black and white wingspan and stretched out neck typical of storks when in flight.
A lovely Desi Babool ( Scientific name Acacia Nilotica) with delicate Canary yellow flowers forms the perfect backdrop to the graceful Painted Stork.
The Painted Stork and it’s nest in the midst of a tree located on an island in the numerous water bodies of the national Park.
They usually nest in large colonies and you can hear them from quite a distance as they discuss their domestic affairs.
These pictures were take ages ago when I had a small Sony Digital Camera, no fancy cameras or mobiles.
Located these pictures and decided to share some precious memories though they are not as clear as I would like them.