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Black Stork
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...

White Stork
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...

Woolly-necked Stork
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...

Abdims Stork White-bellied Stork
2006-08-26 19:20:58

The Abdim's Stork or White-bellied Stork (Ciconia abdimii) is a large black bird resident to East Africa, from Ethiopia south to South Africa. Although large at up to 32 inches long, it is the smallest of the storks. It has grey legs, red knees and feet, gray bill and white under parts. It has red facial skin in front of the eye and blue skin near the bill in breeding season. Females are...

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