- Ciconia nigra
Length 95-110 cm (37½-4¼ in), mass 2.2-3.2 kg.
Head, neck, upper breast and upperparts black; lower breast and belly white. The bill, bare skin around the eye, legs and feet are red.
Almost always found in close proximity to fresh water; marshy areas and meadows with mixed forest for breeding.
A solitary bird that feeds in shallow water or on short grass.
They build a stick nest high in a tree.
Their diet consists mainly of frogs, toads and fish.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Black Stork. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 7 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Black_Stork
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