Black Stork, Ciconia nigra, Ciconiidae, Ciconiiformes. Central and Eastern Europe.

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Black Stork, Ciconia nigra, Ciconiidae, Ciconiiformes. Central and Eastern Europe.
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Black Stork, Ciconia nigra, Ciconiidae, Ciconiiformes. Central and Eastern Europe. The Black Stork Ciconia nigra is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread, but rare, species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions. This is a shy and wary species, unlike the closely related White Stork. It is seen in pairs or small flocks in marshy areas, rivers or inland waters. The Black Stork feeds on amphibians and insects.