Storks (Ciconiidae)

European White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) - HBW 1, p. 460

French: Cigogne blanche German: Weißstorch Spanish: Cigüeña Blanca
Other common names: White Stork

Taxonomy: Ardea Ciconia Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Until recently considered to include C. boyciana, but now generally accepted as separate species (see page 436). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ciconia (Linnaeus, 1758) - Europe, W Asia, S Africa; winters mostly tropical Africa and S Africa.
  • asiatica Severtsov, 1873 - Turkestan; winters Iran to India.