Information about the White Stork:
The White Stork is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. These large birds are about 39-45 inches long (100–115 cm) with 61=85 inch (155–215 cm) wingspan. White Storks eat a wide range of animal prey, including insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and small birds. It takes most of its food from the ground, among low vegetation, and from shallow water. It is a monogamous breeder, but does not pair for life. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs and both feed the young. The young leave the nest 58–64 days after hatching, and continue to be fed by the parents for a further 7–20 days. It benefited from human activities during the Middle Ages as woodland was cleared, but changes in farming methods and industrialization saw it decline and disappear from parts of Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Conservation and reintroduction programs across Europe have resulted in the White Stork resuming breeding in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Sweden. This conspicuous species has given rise to many legends across its range, of which the best-known is the story of babies being brought by storks.
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