White Stork

Ciconia ciconia

(C. c. ciconia)

Armenian Name: Սպիտակ արագիլ
White Stork

See Plate 5 for White Stork and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Common
Length:100-115 cm, Wing Span:155-165 cm
Distribution Map: Map 22.
Description: White head, neck, and body, and black flight feathers.
Adult: Bill and legs red.
Juvenile: Bill and legs gray-pink.
Behavior: Often soars. Feeds singly or in large flocks. Elaborate greeting displays with loud bill clapping occur at nest during breeding season.
Habitat: Ponds, marshes, fields, rural and suburban areas.
Food: Small fish, aquatic insects, amphibians, reptiles.
Nest: Bulky platform of sticks and dry vines on roofs, chimneys, towers, and poles.
Eggs: 73 mm, 4, chalky white.