Black-necked Stork

(Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) Rare species
Christina Port

Best Times/ Seasons

All year round.


The Black-necked Stork inhabits wetlands, such as floodplains of rivers with large shallow swamps and pools, and deeper permanent bodies of water. Occasionally individuals will stray into open grass, woodland areas or flooded paddocks in search of food.


The Black-necked Stork feeds on fish, small crustaceans and amphibians. Most prey is caught by the bird jabbing and seizing it with its large bill. Some food is caught by lunging forward with a large stride or by leaping into the air.

Other Information

The Black-necked Stork is the only stork found in Australia.


Last updated : Thu 27 Jun 2019