White Stork
Ciconia ciconia

– large bird, much larger than Common Buzzard
– diurnal migrant, strictly over land
– exceptionally migrates singly more regular in flocks in formation (sometimes rather loose)
– at migration bottlenecks very large flocks


White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia, AD
BIF1733, 01/07/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia, AD
BIF1734, 12/08/2012, Rostock, Germany, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia, AD
BIF1735, 12/08/2012, Rostock, Germany, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia, AD
BIF1736, 14/05/2012, Drömling, Germany, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia, AD
BIF1737, 14/05/2012, Drömling, Germany, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia, AD
BIF1738, 12/08/2012, Rostock, Germany, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia, AD
BIF1739, 21/06/2010, Hortobágy, Hungary, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia, AD
BIF1740, 25/12/2014, Lake Langano, Ethiopia, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia
BIF1741, 30/04/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia
BIF1742, 05/04/2011, Leipzig, Germany, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia
BIF1743, 01/09/2006, Burgas, Bulgaria, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia
BIF1744, 01/09/2006, Burgas, Bulgaria, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia
BIF1745, 01/09/2006, Burgas, Bulgaria, Mathias Putze

White Stork Ciconia c. ciconia
BIF1746, 01/09/2006, Burgas, Bulgaria, Mathias Putze

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
Yellow-billed Stork (v)
Oriental Stork (v)
Black Stork (v)
Abdim’s Stork (v)
Great White Pelican (v)

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