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2011-03-17 20:39:16

From office block windows to power lines and wind turbines, many species of bird are prone to colliding with large man-made objects, many of which appear difficult not to notice to human eyes.


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2006-08-26 19:36:09

The Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, also known as the Jabiru Stork, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya south to South Africa as well as the Gambia, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad in West Africa. It breeds in marshy wetlands in tropical lowland. The Saddle-billed Stork is generally 59 inches tall and has a wingspan of about 106 inches. Females are...

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2006-08-26 19:33:19

The Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species, which is a resident breeder in southern Asia and Australasia*, from India east to New Guinea and the northern half of Australia. In Australia it is also known as a Jabiru but should not be confused with the similar bird of this name from the Americas, which belongs to a different genus. This is a huge bird, typically 51 to 59 inches tall with a 90 inch...

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2006-08-26 19:27:29

The Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a rare species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions. It breeds in large marshy wetlands with coniferous or broad lived woodlands. It also will inhabit hills and mountains with sufficient network of creeks. It winters in tropical Africa. However, the Spanish populations are resident. It is nearly 39 inches tall and has a wingspan of 71 inches. It is...

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2006-08-26 19:25:19

The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, but recently have been sighted in Britain. It winters in tropical Africa. They breed in open farmland areas with access to marshy wetlands. It builds a stick nest in trees, on buildings or on special platforms. This is a huge bird, 39 inches tall with a 79 inch wingspan. It is completely white except for the black wing flight feathers and its red bill and legs....

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2006-08-26 19:23:58

The Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in Africa, and also in Asia from India to Indonesia. It is a resident breeder in wetlands and trees. It is a large bird, typically 33.5 inches tall. It is all black except for the woolly white neck and white lower belly. The upper parts are glossed dark green, and the breast and belly have a purple hue. Juvenile birds are duller versions of the adult. Its broad wings help it to soar...

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