White stork – find out more!
We want to present you an exceptional bird called “white stork”.
This species is very important in Poland,
because around one-third of its population build nests here.
Learn more with our gallery and descriptions.
White stork is a large bird. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. His beak is
White storks have long red legs and long pointed red beaks.
The White Stork breeds in open farmland areas,
with access to marshy wetlands.
The White Stork eats insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and small birds.
Their diet varies according to season, locality and prey availability.
White storks wings are long and broad enabling the bird to soar.
Ability of soaring helps him travel for wintering from Poland to Africa!
Flying in flock white storks are heading to Africa around August and September.
and flies back at the end of March or in April.
White storks build a large stick nest in trees, on buildings, or on purpose-built man-made platforms.
The nest is typically used year after year especially by older males.
After the nest is prepared, the female typically lays four white eggs.
After a month of incubation time, chicks hatch.
Parents take care of them feeding with whatever they hunt down.
If needed, storks shade their chicks from the sun or a rain with the wide of wings.
Chicks has got blach-grey beaks and legs until they are one year old.
Chicks gave a sound simmilar to miaul when they are hungry.
White Stork’s main sound is bill-clattering, which is simmilar to machine gun fire.
Listen to the clattering of a white stork here.
We want to thank Zuzia and her parents for the help in preparing this gallery.
Special thanks to Mr Jarosław Gil, who is an author of all pictures you could see in our presentation!
Tags: Birds, Poland