Asian Woollyneck (Ciconia episcopus)
The picture above features another highlight of my birding adventures in Kerala in 2015 : the Asian Woollyneck (Ciconia episcopus)! Right when we arrived at Lake Palace on Periyar Lake to have lunch, we spotted a group of more than 20 Asian Woollyneck (Ciconia episcopus). Being far, I was directly amazed by their size. But when some of them took off and flew right above us, we fully enjoyed the beauty of this large soaring bird. Their grace in flight is breath-taking.