Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia
The Milky Stork is a predominantly coastal resident in Indonesia and Malaysia, inhabiting mangroves and adjacent, less saline, swamps. It forages on tidal mudflats, in saline pools, freshwater marshes, fishponds and rice-fields. The species has been documented as eating fishes, prawns and crabs (Iqbal et al. 2008, 2009). Birds only occur inland in flooded forest around Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia, from where they disperse in the wet season, possibly to the coast (van Zalinge et al. 2011). Tall, mature trees are important for nesting (Ismail and Rahman 2016). In Prek toal Ramsar site, peak nesting occurs between February and April (Visal and Mahood 2015).
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Particularly large-scale fish farms and tidal rice cultivation, logging and related disturbance; as a result, mangrove clearance has been rapid. Hunting for food and trade also exerts a significant pressure throughout their range.
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BirdLife International. 2016. Mycteria cinerea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22697651A93627701. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22697651A93627701.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2021.
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