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|juvenile black strok|
Tr. Kara laylek, En. Black Stork, Da. Sort Stork, Du. Zwarte Ooievaar, Fi. Mustahaikara, Fr. Cigogne noire, Ge. Schwarzstorch, It. Cicogna nera, No. Svartstork, Sp. CigŁena negra, Sw. Svart stork
The Black Stork is almost as big as a White Stork but can be distinguished by the fact that the head, neck and upperparts are completely black. Indeed, they look entirely black in flight apart from their white bodies and 'armpits' and of course their red legs and bills.
Breeds in wooded areas or on riverside cliffs. Feeds beside lakes and rivers or in marshy fields.
Rare vagrant to the UK, usually in the spring and summer. 133 records in Britain and Ireland until the end of 1995.
Easiest to see on passage at sites such as Istanbul (Turkey) in September. In the breeding season they often 'disappear' into wooded areas such as northern Hungary and western Spain but nesting birds can be easily seen on the cliffs in the Monfrague Reserve (Spain).
European population estimated at about 6000 pairs. Russian population 1000-10000 Turkish population 500-2000
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- [2006-01-12 12:02]
Nice glide in photo. It does seem to lack some sharpness though.
- [2006-01-12 12:17]
Hai Kazim, recently I posted a black stork, I find it such a nice bird, really great to see it in the wild. Good timing, its difficult to catch it like this.
thats a good capture of a interesting stork
the note is comprehensive and useful
i did the w/s to get the feather texture out of the shadows
Great pic. Thnks, Ori