Black Stork ( Ciconia nigra )
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The Black stork is a resident animal in southern Africa, however it breeds on the Iberian Peninsula and thought eastern Europe to Asia. During the winter time it goes to Africa, precisely in the south of the Sahara parts.
Ciconia nigra is 100 cm in size, which is approximately 39 inches. As its name already reveals it has got predominantly black plumage coloration. Besides this black plumage it has different purplish-green coloration. The chest and underparts are white and there is a bare skin around the eyes. The bill, legs and the feet are red. The sexes are alike, however the cocks are larger in size. The young do have a browner plumage and greenish bill.
The storks live in wetland areas. Consequently their diet consists of fish, small amphibians, small invertebrates, vegetations and so on.