Storks….the well-known birds that delivers babies.
This long-lasting myth was originally established in Germany far back in the 19th century. Storks have been associated with babies and families for centuries. It was also a common story to tell children, so much so that there was a movie made based on them.
But these long-legged birds are much more then baby delivering birds.
Name: Stork (Ciconiidae)
Lifespan: 30 years
What do they eat: They are carnivores.
They mostly feed on insects, rodents, frogs, snakes
and rarely the chicks and eggs of birds.
Where are they found: Mainly in Europe, Asia,
and Africa. One specie, the black necked stork
is found in Australia.
Group Name: Muster or Phalanx
Wingspan: 7 feet
Weight: 3.4 kg
- Storks are heavy birds. They can’t fly very far by flapping their wings. Instead, they glide on warm air currents called thermals.
- Young storks are called Goslings.
- There are 19 species of storks.
- The European White Stork travels over 12,000 miles during migration.
- Black storks can kill their babies, especially the weak ones.
Black Stork White Stork
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From one curious animal lover to another!
Stay tuned for more blog posts! - Kie
Image credit: Santiago Lacarta