An open-billed stork lands into a palm tree as night falls in Thailand's Suphan Buri province.
An open-billed stork lands into a palm tree as night falls in Thailand's Suphan Buri province, nearly 150 km ( 90 miles) northwest of Bangkok on July 27, 2004. Migrating birds, including storks, are widely blamed for spreading the H5N1 bird flu strain, which so far has killed millions of chickens and 24 humans, including eight Thais and 16 Vietnamese, earlier this year. Southeast Asian bird flu experts are expected to gather for a three-day meeting in Bangkok, starting tomorrow, to standardize ways of testing for the virulent bird flu strain and encourage governments to tell each other about outbreaks faster. REUTERS/Adrees Latif