European White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) - HBW 1, p. 460
French: Cigogne blanche
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 101 videos
- 4.8 Three birds ca... Spain, Aug 2013 Josep del Hoyo
- 4.7 Mating behavio... Spain, Jan 2013 Eduardo Tejeda Lima
- 4.6 Courtship scene Spain, Apr 2009 Juan Sanabria
- 4.6 Adult feeding ... Spain, May 2013 Eduardo Tejeda Lima
- 4.5 Two birds rest... Netherland..., Aug 2013 Yoel Jimenez
- 4.5 A bird calling... Spain, Apr 2001 Josep del Hoyo
PhotosSee all 156 photos
- 4.6 An adult White... Netherland..., Sep 2009 Gerard Visser
- 4.5 Contenders in ... Spain, Mar 2011 Fran Trabalon
- 4.4 Flying Stork Netherland..., Mar 2008 Rob Belterman
- 4.4 Dispute over f... Spain, Feb 2012 Fran Trabalon
- 4.3 Breakfast stor... France, Nov 2013 gabriel.leboff
- 4.3 European White... France, Apr 2011 Jacques Erard
An individual arriving at nest and bill-clapping with the other member of a pair, who's in the nest yet. Locality Parc Pairi Daiza (Paradisio), Cambron-Casteau, Brugelette, Hainaut Province, Belgium
Josep del Hoyo 4 June 2010 2 years ago 4.3
Calls by three birds displaying on a pond. Locality El Cortalet, Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2013 12 weeks ago 4
A pair clappering bills. Locality Axios Delta, Central Macedonia Region, Greece
Theo Mamais 30 March 2008 1 year ago 4
Bill-clapping on a nest during the breeding season Locality Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer Region, Morocco
Joe Angseesing 19 March 2008 3 years ago 3.7