White Stork

It is a huge bird, 100–125 cm tall, with a 155–200 cm wingspan and a weight of 2.3-4.5 kg . It is completely white except for the black wing flight feathers, and its red bill and legs, which are black on juveniles. It walks slowly and steadily on the ground. Like all storks with the exception of the Leptoptilos genus, it flies with its neck outstretched.

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The White Stork is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

associate the now-common White Stork with death, but at the times they were named, the now-rare Black Stork was probably the more common species. Systematics - Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus with Black-headed Ibis A White Stork on a flying buttress in Ávila, Spain. More

The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae, breeding in the warmer parts of Europe (south to Estonia), northwest Africa, and southwest Asia (east to southern Kazakhstan). It is a strong migrant, wintering mainly in tropical Africa, down to the south of South Africa, and also in the Indian subcontinent. It is a huge bird, 100–125 cm (40-50 in.) tall, with a 155–200 cm (61–79 in) wingspan and a weight of 2.3-4.5 kg (5-10 lbs). More

note 3: additional white storks we ringed in other parts of Croatia (along Sava river), but the data on these birds should be required from the Institute of Ornithology in Zagreb (zzo (at) hazu.hr) - Yellow ring with 2 black alphanumeric code. Yellow ring with 3 alphanumeric black code “+xx”, “x+x” or “xx+” (where x = letter or number that varies) (ring on tibia). More

The European subspecies of the White Stork breeds in several discontinuous populations across much of Europe, the Middle East and west-central Asia. They are found in southern Portugal and western Spain; along the northern coast of Africa in Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria; in The Netherlands and southern Denmark west to St. Petersburg and the Gulf of Finland, south to Turkey, northern Greece, the former Yugoslavia, and Azerbaijan. A very small population breeds in extreme southern Africa in Cape Province, South Africa. More

* White Stork migration routes Interesting facts * Birds, that cannot sing * History of storks in Europe * Stork in beliefs, culture and history * Storks do hatch in winter * Why don't storks fly over the sea? Picture Galleries White Stork, photo. A.K. More

Pictures taken in Southern Spain, when White Storks have their breeding sites. more » Multimedia Zone ColouringsColourings Colour online pictures of White Stork. It is fun both for children and adults. more » PuzzlesJigsaw Puzzles Various pictures, different levels - puzzles with stork playing leading role. more » White Stork Protection White Stork is protected species in Poland. More

* White Stork in 33 languages * Proverbs * Legend from Latowicz * Riddles White Stork as a hobby * Stamps * Postcards * Phone cards Did you know, that... It is often believed that stork’s nest placed on the roof protects the building from a clap of thunder. More

* White Stork migration routes Interesting facts * Birds, that cannot sing * History of storks in Europe * Stork in beliefs, culture and history * Storks do hatch in winter * Why don't storks fly over the sea? Picture Galleries White Stork = Poland is the kingdom of White Stork. More

The last count of white storks in Bulgaria has been conducted in 2004/ 2005 and the Bulgarian Bird Protection Society found 4,818 breeding pairs (Novinte.com March 7, 2009, Saturday). North of the breeding range, it is a passage migrant or vagrant in Finland, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden, and also west to the Azores and Madeira. Data (except Poland and South Africa): Snow & Perrins 1998. More

white stork is an extremely popular bird (3). The white stork has a stout body, distinctive long neck and slender legs for wading. The iridescent black wing feathers contrast with the bright white plumage of the head, neck and body, and a patch of black skin surrounds the eyes. The bare legs and straight, conical bill possess a strong red colour that is acquired as the bird reaches adulthood (4). More

The White Stork is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. White Stork Range & Migration Behaviour The White Stork is a broad winged soaring bird, which relies on moving between thermals of hot air for sustained long distance flight. More

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White Stork flying in the direction that she was heading. When she entered the mother's bedroom the baby had already arrived, she thought whimsically, it was that stork who delivered this baby. ¤ Beautiful Stork Love Story Stork Love Story Vets who saved a female stork, shot by hunters in Croatia, thought her days were numbered but did not take into account the devotion of her mate, Will and Guy can report. More

A white stork flies amongst the trees where they reside in the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue in the Provence, France in Europe. - White Stork France: Scientific Name: Ciconia ciconia share to Facebook When visiting the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue in the Provence, France don't be shocked when you look up and see a huge white stork soaring or nesting in the trees above you. More

The White stork of Europe and Asia, is also protected in Africa, where it winters. It has a strong body, a long, straight conical bill with cutting edges, white plumage with black wing coverts and flight feathers and long pointed feathers directed downward under the neck. The adult bird attains a length of four feet and has a wingspan of nearly seven feet. Males may weigh up to 10 pounds. More

For hundreds of years now, the European white stork has been nesting close to people. They are not especially afraid of humans and can be found nesting on chimneys, tall buildings, telephone poles, and even structures specially built just for them. They also nest in the usual places one might find birds, such as trees or the sides of cliffs. More

White Stork is slightly larger than Black Stork. All these symbols made these birds very well protected, whereas numerous large birds were persecuted. However, declines regularly occur, and we have to care these beautiful birds if we wish to see them in the sky for long time. More

European white stork often nests on the roofs and chimneys of houses in the spring, a time when many babies are born. The bird became a symbol of fertility and was considered good luck. More

white storkwhite stork - the common stork of Europe; white with black wing feathers and a red billCiconia ciconiastork - large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumageCiconia, genus Ciconia - type genus of the Ciconiidae: European storks How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

White Stork - White Stork information - White Stork facts The white stork belongs to the most famous birds. Not only because of the myth linked between newborns and storks, but also because of its natural beauty and elegance. The stork, in Latin known as Ciconia ciconia, is approximately 110 cm (43 inches) long. Its slim body has got mainly white plumage and a black band on the wings. The bill as well as the legs are red colored. More

White stork family fight for nest. = leenilang 2 vidéos S'abonnerModifier l'abonnement Chargement… 1445 vues 1445 vues leenilang — 18 mai 2008 — Video from 27.04.2008 Kärevere village, near Tartu, Estonia, ~20 m from Tallinn-Tartu highway. leenilang — 18 mai 2008 — Video from 27.04.2008 Kärevere village, near Tartu, Estonia, ~20 m from Tallinn-Tartu highway. More

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Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ciconiidae
Genus : Ciconia
Species : ciconia
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)