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black_stork a gaggle of black storks landing by the grumeti river Black Stork,Ciconia nigra,Geotagged,Summer,Tanzania,africa,serengeti Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. oh my god, are there really that many? Posted 5 years ago
    1. yup...and there were more...the picture doesn't do justice. at first from a distance we thought they were vultures, but upon closer inspection we noticed they were all black storks. Posted 5 years ago
      1. So cool, did you go to the landing place? Posted 5 years ago
        1. not the landing place for that gaggle...but the landing place for another bunch of them. I'll look later to out up the picture. Posted 5 years 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, Ibis, Spoonbills
Species identified by aloaaron
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Uploaded May 3, 2015. Captured Mar 18, 2015 15:26 in Mara, Tanzania.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/7.1
  • 1/800s
  • ISO200
  • 300mm