White stork - bird of happiness

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The Storks belong to the order numerous and variable iscovich family, which also includes zaplavye and ibises. The most famous representative of this family is the white stork. He is known for the numerous legends and tales. white storks

From time immemorial, the white stork was considered a venerated bird, he was associated with luck, prosperity and happiness. White stork there are many legends and tales in Europe and in the East, where he acts as the guardian of the family hearth and the defender from evil forces. Previously it was thought that flew AIST contributes to the appearance of a long awaited child, so these birds relied childless families.

In connection with the reduction of the vocal cords in adults storks almost no voice. You can often hear the clacking beak that is used for greetings. White stork-the bird is beautiful and large enough, its weight can reach four pounds. The wingspan is up to 205 centimeters, and body length can reach 120 cm. White stork has a long neck, long legs and a long beak. The plumage of males and females (female size slightly smaller than males) is the same: they are covered with white feathers, with the exception of black wings. According to folk legend, God gave the stork with white plumage, and the devil - black wings, so it symbolizes the eternal struggle between good and evil. White storks live long enough, their life expectancy can be up to 20 years. white stork

The Main area of distribution of a bird is the Iberian Peninsula, all of Europe, North Africa and Asia. Wintering white storks in India and on the African continent, and in Asia sent many birds from Central Europe. During the spring of flights they have to fly at 200 kilometers per day. The main migration routes of white storks are flights across the Mediterranean sea, the Straits of Gibraltar, the Bosporus and the Suez isthmus. There you can see huge flocks of white storks at high altitude in spring and autumn.

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The Basis for the supply of white storks are the different invertebrates and small vertebrates, which they mined on land and in water. Small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and insects - food that loves this bird. White stork feeds on small rabbits, which leads to its predatory nature. Storks often use non-edible items, mistakenly taken for food, which leads to blockage of the digestive tract and death.

The Main settlement of white storks are the roofs of houses, outbuildings, rare – rocks and trees. Many white storks use the same nest for more than a century, passing them from generation to generation. They bravely defend their nests and Chicks from other birds. To build a new nest, the bird required more than a week, so the white stork often repairs old place of settlement. The nest can reach impressive sizes. As a rule, the clutch contains four or five eggs. White storks incubate alternately, and a month later hatch into helpless Chicks, which become independent at the age of 70 days. bird white stork

Currently, the number of white storks reduced every year in connection with the use of chemicals and intensification of agricultural production, resulting in a reduction of the forage base for birds.


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