The White Stork. Birds. Vertebrates Animal Kingdom. Fauna. Natural Patrimony Aragonese. Aragon. Spain.
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The White Stork. Birds. Vertebrates Animal Kingdom.



Far away is the first white stork nesting in Aragon. The first appointment comes from 1918, in the town of Ejea de los Caballeros. Since then, the stork population in Aragon it has been growing, with periods of crisis. In 1957, 146 nesting couples were counted, decreasing this figure to 92 couples in 1974.

Today, the stork population reaches 340 nesting pairs (1994 census data). Its evolution is linked to the availability of food resources in the breeding periods; resources found in wetlands and irrigated areas.

The white stork has been declared a protected species in 1981, and is included in the national and regional catalogs of endangered species.

BIOLOGICAL SHEET
Common nameWhite Stork
Scientific nameCiconia ciconia
DescriptionLarge bird, wings and black and white plumage,
red beak and legs (adult specimens) or black (young)
Weight2,5 a 4,5 kg.
Wingspan2 a 2,10 m.
Adult height1 a 1,5 m.
Annual setting1
Eggs number1 to 6, white
Incubation33-34 days
Sexual maturityFrom the third or 4th year
LongevityApproximately 20 years
FeedingMice, insects, fish, ...
Eye visionDistinguish colors

Stork nest

BEHAVIOR
When they returnEarly February.
The male arrives and takes possession of the nest from the previous year.
Nest compositionSticks, mud, straw, rags, and various materials.
Nest weightFrom 30 to 600 kg.
Associated birdsShare nest with sparrows, starlings and kestrels.
Permanence
chickens in the nest
60 days
SoundCrotoreo (peaks clash).
MigrationEnd of July

An endearing neighbor

With some problems

White Stork

Stork Nest Protection and Maintenance Campaign



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