Scientific Name: Ciconia ciconia Common Name: White Stork
Identifying Features: white body, black wings, long red legs, red bill.
- It is a monogamous breeder, but does not pair for life. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs and both feed the young.
- The white stork is a gregarious bird; flocks of thousands of individuals have been recorded on migration routes and at wintering areas in Africa.
- Small chicks are sometimes killed by their parents. This behaviour occurs in times of food shortage to reduce brood size and hence increase the chance of survival of the remaining nestlings.
This image was clicked by Siegfried Potrykus – via Flickr.
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