Asian Openbill

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Size:

68 to 76 centimeters (27 to 30 inches)

Weight:

0.9 to 1.3 kilograms (2 to 3 pounds)

Taxonomy:

Anastomus oscitans (Temminck, 1821)

Short Description:

The Asian Openbill is a medium-sized wading bird with a unique bill that has a distinctive gap between the upper and lower mandibles, giving it its name. It has predominantly white plumage with black flight feathers and tail. Adults typically have a small patch of bare skin around the eye, which may vary in color from yellow to orange. Juveniles have a more mottled appearance and lack the distinctive bill gap.

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast
Asian Openbill can be found in various wetland habitats across the country, including the Indus River delta, freshwater lakes, and marshes. They are most commonly observed during the winter months when they migrate south from their breeding grounds in Southeast Asia. They may also breed in certain regions of Pakistan, particularly in suitable wetland areas.
Asian Openbills are predominantly silent birds and are often seen foraging in shallow water, using their specialized bill to probe for aquatic invertebrates, mollusks, and small fish. They typically feed in small groups, wading slowly through the water and picking prey items from the substrate. During the breeding season, pairs may construct simple nests in trees or reed beds near water bodies, where they lay their eggs.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast

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