Nonnatives - Wooly-necked Stork

Wooly-necked Stork - Ciconia episcopus

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1992

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to Africa, southern Asia, and the Malay Archipelago.

Habitats: Central or core urban area

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1992   Not reported breeding Escaped from the Miami Metro Zoo during Hurricane Andrew (Pranty 1999b).


Pranty, B. 1999b. Field observations [spring report: March to May 1999]. Florida Field Naturalist 27:182-193.

Smith, R. W., and S. A. Smith. 1995. Determining the origins of non-native birds seen in the wild in Florida - a case study: wooly-necked stork. Florida Field Naturalist 23:10-12.

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