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European White Stork

Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus/Species: Ciconia ciconia ciconia

White Storks are tall (1 m., 2.3-4.4 kg) long-necked wading birds with long bare red legs and a straight pointed red bill.
The white plumage of the head, neck, and body contrasts with the black wing feathers highlighted with a sheen of purple and green iridescence.
Sexes are similar in appearance, though males are slightly larger.

Always Hungry Mom Stork and Three Young Ones Storks in the Nest
Proud Mom Happy Couple Looking for Lunch
Walk in the Park She is Back Too Back on the Church Roof
Stork View Back together Again Clattering
Surprise Snow Day Happy to be Back Proud Mom
When is Dad bringing more Food? Single Child Proud Mom
Love on the Church Roof Nest on the Church Roof Nest on the Church Chimney
Spring in Alsace Storks on the Rooftop It's That Time Again
White Stork Looking for Lunch Back Together
Happy Couple Love Birds Building a Nest Together
The Storks are Back White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) Eggs are in the Nest
Clapper Stork Thirsty Stork A Little Too Much to Drink
Almost Ready to Fly New Babies ! Preening  Time
Waiting ! The Big Nest Stork