Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Storks :: White Stork

White Stork Ciconia ciconia

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): European White Stork
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Location unknown - Date unknown © Dan Marsh  Het Zwin Nature Reserve, Knokke, Belgium - Mar 24, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal - Sep 2, 2002 © Jose Viana  Parc des oiseaux, Villars-les-Dombes, Ain, Rhone-Alpes, France - Feb 2, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Arcachon, Gironde, Aquitaine, France - Jul, 1994 © Pascal Dubois 
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Ne. Africa and Europe to w. Asia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Portugal, Spain, Morocco, n. Algeria, n. Tunisia, e. France (Alsace), Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Poland, w. Russia (Baltic States, to e. Ukraine, Transcaucasia), Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, e. Yugoslavia, Romania (Danube Delta), Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Jordan (Wadi Dhulayi), Iraq to ne. Iran. Formerly nested n. to s. Sweden.
(2) Turkestan, Tadzhikistan, se. Kazakhstan to s. Lake Balkhash, s. Tibet, w. and ne. China.
Winters in s. Portugal, sw. Spain, Syria, s. Iraq, sw. Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt (Qena and Ras Mohammed National Park, s. Sinai) to a band s. of the Sahara from Senegal to w. Somalia and s. in e. Africa from e. Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania (e. Serengeti Plains, Ngorongoro Crater and Kericho/Mara area) to Zambia, Zimbabwe, n. Namibia, Botswana, w. and c. Mozambique, e. South Africa.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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