Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Storks :: Black Stork

Black Stork Ciconia nigra

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


Polgar-halasto, Hungary - Aug 13, 2002 © Max Andrews  Uitkerke, Belgium - Jul 28, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Brossay, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - Aug, 2002 © Alain Fossť  Italy - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Lesvos Island, Greece - May, 2003 © Ben van den Broek 
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Ex. w. Europe; E. Europe to e. Asia; Se. Africa;
Three populations;
Portugal (Mourao, Moura e Barrancos), w. Spain (Montados in the Baira Baixa region) . E. Germany (Hessen in the Kellerwald), Poland (Biebrza Marsh), Estonia, Hungary (Hortobagy National Park and along the Tisza River), e. Austria, Czechoslovakia, e. Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, c. Russia to Urals and Caucasus, s. half of Siberia to Amurland and Sakhalin Is., s. Korea to s. Iran, n. Afghanistan, n. China to Manchuria, n. Mongolia. Se. Angola, Zambia, sw. Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, s. Mozambique and South Africa.
Disperses to Israel, Senegal, s. Mali, Upper Volta, s. Niger, n. Nigeria, c. Chad, Sudan, e. Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya (especially along Athi-Galana Rivers), n. Tanzania, Pakistan, n. India (Ladakh), Nepal, China (s. of Yangtze), Burma, nw. Thailand, n. Laos, n. Vietnam.


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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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