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  1. You captured the light very well, excellent work! Posted 4 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 gglaeser
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Uploaded Oct 31, 2015. Captured Oct 27, 2015 15:40 in K213, 31832 Springe, Germany.
  • NIKON D50
  • f/7.1
  • 10/1600s
  • ISO400
  • 165mm