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White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

Appearance:

Largely unmistakable. Huge, almost all white, bird with black flight feathers, long red legs and bill. Juveniles with dark bill tip and pale legs. Easily told from Black Stork in flight by all white underparts, including wing coverts. Only flight feathers black. Wing pattern similar to White Pelican and Egyptian Vulture. Often soars high in flocks like raptors.

Sound:

Mostly silent. Loud, modulated bill-clattering from both sexes is heard during courtship/display.

Display call:

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See sound file


Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

CC

CC-sound:Tomas Belka, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
100-115
Wingspan (cm):
155-165
Weight (gram):
2275-4400
Size group:
Bigger than a crow
Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Heron-like
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