White stork


Common name: White stork

Scientific name: Ciconia ciconia

Class: Aves

Order: Ciconiiformes

Family: Ciconiidae

NutritionInsects, earthworms, molluscs, amphibious, reptiles, fishes, little mammals, eggs of birds.

Features: It prefers damp environments, such as rice fields and lagoons, and open plains with agricultural fields. It is a migratory bird that, with the arrival of the low temperatures, flies mainly to South Africa where it finds plentiful food and warm weather. It is estimated that it can fly more than 100 km (60 miles) per day.

Curiosity: According to the Roman Mythology, the stork was consecrated to the goddess Venus (according to other versions to Juno).

Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia
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