Oriental White Stork (Ciconia boyciana) - HBW 1, p. 461
French: Cigogne orientale
Spanish: Cigüeña Oriental
Other common names: Eastern White Stork
Taxonomy: Ciconia boyciana Swinhoe, 1873, Yokohama.
Until recently included in C. ciconia, but the two now generally accepted as distinct species (see page 436). Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in SE Siberia and in parts of NE China; winters in S and SE China, with a few in Japan and Korea. Formerly bred in Japan and Korea.
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VideosSee all 11 videos
only one bird in Taiwan this year Locality Yilan County, Taiwan (Monotypic species)
Vicky Cheng 21 January 2011 2 years ago 1 min 17 sec 4.6
An adult in flight descending to the nest. Locality Dalnerechensk, Primorsky Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 14 June 2009 3 years ago 56 sec 4.4
A first-winter bird preening amongst a large flock of Common Black-headed Gulls. Locality Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve, Hong Kong (Monotypic species)
Bob Thompson 31 December 1999 6 years ago 15 sec 4.4
A nest on a low tree, inspection of one of the three chicks present and the adult returning to the nest once the researchers wer Locality Gaivoron, Khanka Lake, Primorsky Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Jordi Sargatal 8 June 2009 3 years ago 1 min 1 sec 4.3
An adult soaring. Locality Dalnerechensk, Primorsky Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2009 3 years ago 51 sec 4
A bird preening on its nest Locality Nanchang, Jiangxi, China (Southern) (Monotypic species)
James Eaton 30 April 2008 4 years ago 21 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 17 photos
Locality Hong Kong
wilsondring 1 January 2013 18 weeks ago 4
Locality Poznań Zoo, Poznań, Greater Poland Province, Poland (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 3 May 2008 2 years ago 4
A bird in the nest.
Locality Nanchang, Jiangxi, China (Southern) (Monotypic species)
James Eaton 1 May 2008 14 weeks ago 3.7
An adult in the nest with its three chicks.
Locality Dalnerechensk, Primorsky Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 June 2009 3 years ago 3.7
Oriental White Stork, migrant taking a rest on the coast, Beidiahe, China
Locality Hebei, China (Northern)
Mark Andrews 3 November 2008 3 years ago 3.7
a standing bird
Locality Vogelpark Niendorf, Timmendorfer Strand, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Rainer Mönke 17 September 2011 1 year ago 3.7
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