The Woolly-necked Stork,( locally known as Dokhar डोखर) Ciconia episcopus, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It can also be known as the Espiscopos.
The Woolly-necked Stork is a large bird, typically 85 cm tall. It is all black except for the woolly white neck and white lower belly. The upperparts are glossed dark green, and the breast and belly have a purple hue.
The main threat to this species in South East Asia is severe habitat fragmentation. The species has also suffered population reductions as a result of habitat destruction and shooting.
Pictures were taken near Selibeli (Kothi Haat) in Madhudani district of Bihar, India.