Black Stork
Ciconia nigra

– large soaring bird, same size as White Stork
– diurnal migrant
– regularly over land but crossing of waterbodies more regular than in White Stork
– migrates singly or in small flocks, often mixed in flocks of other soaring birds


Black Stork Ciconia nigra, AD
BIF1747, 16/06/2011, Ulan Bataar, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 4CY
BIF1748, 22/06/2012, Hallenberg, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 4CY
BIF1749, 22/06/2012, Hallenberg, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 1CY
BIF1750, 01/08/2013, Delitzsch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 1CY
BIF1751, 01/08/2013, Delitzsch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 1CY
BIF1752, 01/08/2013, Delitzsch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 1CY
BIF1753, 01/08/2013, Delitzsch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 1CY
BIF1754, 01/08/2013, Delitzsch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 1CY
BIF1755, 01/08/2013, Delitzsch, Germany, Mathias Putze, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra
BIF1756, 26/03/2012, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra
BIF1757, 20/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, AD
BIF1758, 30/07/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, AD or 4CY
BIF1759, 03/08/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, AD
BIF1760, 21/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 1CY
BIF1761, 08/11/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

Black Stork Ciconia nigra, 1CY
BIF1762, 28/08/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

voice: usually nonvocal during migration

comparison species:
African Openbill (v)
Oriental Stork (v)
Abdim’s Stork (v)
White Stork (v)
Yellow-billed Stork (v)

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