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Individual study: Limited success in breeding storks in captivity

Published source details

Johnson R.E., Coulter M.C., Luthin C.S., King C.E. & Valenzuela A.J. (1987) Storks: status, conservation and captive breeding. Colonial Waterbirds, 10, 236-241


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Use captive breeding to increase or maintain populations of storks and ibises Bird Conservation

A 1987 review of the captive-breeding of storks (Johnson et al. 1987) found that only seven species had been bred in captivity, and many of these only on a few occasions. These seven were: wood stork, Mycteria americana; yellow-billed stork, M. ibis; painted stork, M. leucocephala; black stork, Ciconia nigra; Abdim’s stork, C. abdimii; white stork, C. ciconia; and marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus.