Europe – Central Asia – Eastern Africa
nsects – fish – amphibians – reptiles
Open regions but also in urban areas
Spawn: 3-5 – Incubation: 33-34 days
The White Stork is a wading bird about one meter of height. It is White except for the black wing flight feathers. Its beak and long legs are red. Unlike Herons, Pelicans and Vultures, when it flies it keeps its neck straight. It nests on buildings, chimneys and telephone poles. The nest is made of small branches and sod, can reach very large dimensions and is used for more than one reproductive season.
The very typical sound of the stork is made by the beating of the two jaws. This sound can be heard especially during the wedding flight. The White Stork nests in Central Europe and then, in late summer, migrates towards Eastern Africa and returns to Europe in the spring. This bird is present in many myths and is protected everywhere.