13 October, 2009

White Stork

Scientific Name: Ciconia ciconia

Population Estimate: 500K

Range / Habitat: Breeds on high structures in parts of Europe and western Asia. Migrates to grassland in sub-Saharan Africa in the winter.

Field Notes: Large, mostly white stork with black feathers on its trailing edge in flight. Bill and legs are bright orange.

Personal Notes: Top photo is a breeding pair seen in Donana National Park in Spain. Bottom photo taken at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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