Other birds

Morphology

Weight
from 3 to 3.5 kg
Height
102 cm
Length
wingspan : 155 to 165 cm

Classification

Classe
Birds
Family
Other birds
Ciconia ciconia
 

diet

It feeds on frogs, lizards, eels, worms, snakes, fish, grasshoppers, snails, crustaceans, small birds’ eggs and small mammals.
 

Reproduction - lifespan

Sexual maturity is reached at the age of 4 or 5 years.
The pair is united for life.
Their nests are always situated in high and open places: steeples, pylons, trees where several nests are side by side.
The female usually lays 4 white, shiny eggs: one every two days.
Incubation is shared between both parents: the female during the night, and both of them during the day. The incubation period lasts about 32 to 34 days.


Habitat

They live in areas clear of crops and pastures, humid grasslands and plains along rivers, orchards and irrigated fields.