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10 Elegant Birds With Long Necks That Fly

ByAnimalsandpet Team

Sep 19, 2022
Birds With Long Necks


The elegant birds with long necks that fly are some of the most beautiful birds in the world. These birds have very long necks and wings, which allows them to soar high above land and water, while also being able to pick up small objects with ease.

1. American Flamingo

American Flamingo

The American flamingo is a large, pink-orange-red bird with long legs and a long neck. It has a short, rounded wingspan and lives in shallow saltwater lakes and lagoons.

The American flamingo’s pink feathers are thought to be an adaptation for camouflage against predators like sharks that hunt its prey of small shrimp or fish. The birds also have dark eyes which may help them hide from their predators when sleeping at night (or day).

2. Bewick’s Swan

Bewick’s Swan

Bewick’s swans are a handsome birds with long necks, white bodies and black wings. They feed on aquatic vegetation, but their long bills make them look more like ducks than swans.

This species has been observed flying in large flocks over the water. The male’s neck is as wide as its body length!

3. Black-Necked Stork

Black-Necked Stork

The Black-Necked Stork is a large wading bird native to southern Africa. It has a long neck and a long bill, with black and white plumage. This omnivore eats fish, frogs, snakes, lizards and rodents (including mice), but it also steals food from other birds!

4. Cattle Egret

Birds With Long Necks

The cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae. It is the smallest of all egrets, with an average adult length of 60 cm and wingspan around 70 cm. The male has black-and-white plumage (except for its head), while females have grayish brown plumage. It inhabits wetlands such as shallow lakes or marshes; it also feeds on insects when available, including flies and ants.

5. Giant Ibis

Giant Ibis

Giant Ibises are large birds that live along the coast. They are the largest one species of ibis. However, my favorite giant ibis is not an African giant ibis at all but the giant white ibis which lives in California, Texas, and Florida.

6. Goliath Heron


Goliath herons are medium to large birds that have blue-black feathers and wide yellowish-green legs. Goliath herons build nests in trees, dens or even mussel shells. There are several subspecies of goliath heron because they tolerate different levels of land clearing and habitat fragmentation, which affects the number of their broods each year and the extent to which they breed successfully.

7. Gray Heron


The gray heron is a large bird, with a long neck and long legs. Its body is gray, with white feathers on its neck and belly. The head has black feathers around the eyes, crown (and sometimes upper back), and bill.

The gray heron’s feet are black (as are all birds’ feet). It also has long, thin beaks that can be up to 30 cm (12 inches) long!

8. Greater Flamingo

Birds With Long Necks

The greater flamingo is a large, pink and white bird that lives in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. They migrate to warmer climates during winter when food is plentiful. Greater flamingos feed on algae and small invertebrates like shrimp or krill (tiny shrimp-like creatures).

The greater flamingo has the longest neck of any bird! In fact it’s so long that it can reach out above its head while sitting on land as if it were standing up! It also has huge wingspan that helps them fly fast across water while they follow schools of fish into shallow waters where they can get closer to their prey without getting wetter than necessary

9. Jabiru

Birds With Long Necks

Jabiru is a large stork that can be seen flying above the wetlands of New Guinea. Jabiru has a long neck, which gives it remarkable flight capabilities. The bird’s wingspan is about 2 meters (6 feet).The name “Jabiru” comes from an Australian aboriginal word meaning “to fly.” This species was first discovered by Europeans in 1798, but it wasn’t until 1856 that scientists named it after an Australian aborigine tribe who lived near where they found the bird. They called them “Aborigines” because their skin color was similar to that of humans!

10. Kori Bustard

Birds With Long Necks

Kori Bustard

The kori bustard is a large bird with a long neck. It is an elegant bird with a long neck that flies.


These birds with long necks that fly are only a few of the many types of birds who can be found in the world today. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this post on The Birding Channel!

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