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Black stork - Ciconia nigra  Animal,Animalia,Aves,Bird,Black Stork,Black stork,Bulgaria,Chordata,Ciconia nigra,Ciconiformes,Ciconiidae,Europe,Geotagged,Rhodope mountains,Spring,Wading birds,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Nicely composed! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Love the composition in this one, very nice ;-) Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you, Flavio! Posted 2 months ago

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The Black Stork ''Ciconia nigra'' is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread, but rare, species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions. This is a shy and wary species, unlike the closely related White Stork. It is seen in pairs or small flocks—in marshy areas, rivers or inland waters. The Black Stork feeds on amphibians and insects.

Similar species: Storks And Spoonbills
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded May 30, 2021. Captured May 22, 2021 08:07 in Unnamed Road, 6830 Gurgulitsa, Bulgaria.
  • E-M1MarkIII
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO500
  • 500mm