White Stork

1 his stork is typically seen wading in shallow water in streams, pools, and marshes, where it hunts frogs and other small creatures. It also feeds in grassland and rice paddies, taking any small prey it finds. 'Flic White Stork flies slowly with steady wingbeats and occasional glides, its neck and legs extended. It also circles and soars on rising air currents to gain height, especially during migration. After breeding in scattered pairs or small groups, it migrates and winters in flocks.

• NEST A large stick platform with a central hollow, lined with stems and grass and situated in a tree or on a building.

• DISTRIBUTION Breeds in scattered areas from Europe to N. India. Winters in parts of Africa, Pakistan, and India.

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