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Ciconiidae Collection

Ciconiidae, also known as the stork family, is a fascinating group of birds that captivate us with their majestic presence and unique behaviors

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White Stork pair on their nest Do& xf1;ana National... White Stork pair on their nest Do& xf1;ana

White Stork pair on their nest Do& xf1;ana National... White Stork pair on their nest Do& xf1;ana National
White Stork pair on their nest Do& xf1;ana National Park, Huelva province, Andalusia, Spain White Stork pair on their nest Doana National Park, Huelva province, Andalusia, Spain Date:

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White storks (Ciconia ciconia), nesting on the top of Faro Cathedral, Faro, Algarve

White storks (Ciconia ciconia), nesting on the top of Faro Cathedral, Faro, Algarve, Portugal

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Ciconia ciconia, European white stork

Ciconia ciconia, European white stork
Plate 30 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 4 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Aqueduct of Miracles (Acueducto de los Milagros) over the Albarregas river, Merida, Extremadura

Aqueduct of Miracles (Acueducto de los Milagros) over the Albarregas river, Merida, Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White storks nesting on wooden poles, Extremadura, Caceres, Spain

White storks nesting on wooden poles, Extremadura, Caceres, Spain

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Storks nesting on wooden poles, Extremadura, Caceres, Spain

Storks nesting on wooden poles, Extremadura, Caceres, Spain

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Storks nesting on poles in the Natural Monument Los Barruecos, Caceres, Spain

Storks nesting on poles in the Natural Monument Los Barruecos, Caceres, Spain

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Storks nesting on the church roof, Trujillo, Extremadura, Caceres, Spain

Storks nesting on the church roof, Trujillo, Extremadura, Caceres, Spain

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair mating on their nest at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair mating on their nest at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019. This is the first recorded instance of White storks nesting in the UK for several hundreds of

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: RF - Marabou (Leptoptilos crumenifer) with Whitebacked vultures (Gyps africanus)

RF - Marabou (Leptoptilos crumenifer) with Whitebacked vultures (Gyps africanus) Zimanga Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), resting on nest with young at sunrise

Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), resting on nest with young at sunrise. Keoladeo / Bharatpur National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, India

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White storks (Ciconia ciconia) in nests in tree, Andalucia, Spain, March

White storks (Ciconia ciconia) in nests in tree, Andalucia, Spain, March

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) foraging, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) foraging, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary
blurry, ciconiidae, exterior views, magyarorszag, natural environment, reserve, shallow water, wildlife, Bernd Zoller, 993481680

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), in a relaxed pose, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary

Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), in a relaxed pose, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary
animal portrait, bird photography, black, ciconiidae, cropped, exterior views, head shots, kiskunsag national park, magyarorszag, natural environment, natural preserve, relaxed, reserve, wildlife

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), wading in shallow water in search of food, Kiskunsag National Park

Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), wading in shallow water in search of food, Kiskunsag National Park, Hungary
bird photography, ciconiidae, exterior views, kiskunsag national park, magyarorszag, natural environment, natural preserve, reserve, shallow water, wildlife, wildlife photography, Bernd Zoller

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Captive reared juvenile White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight over the Knepp Estate

Captive reared juvenile White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight over the Knepp Estate soon after release, Sussex, UK, August 2019

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) parent standing beside its three developing chicks

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) parent standing beside its three developing chicks. In captive breeding colony raising young birds for UK White Stork reintroduction project at the Knepp Estate

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) nest at captive breeding colony raising chicks for

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) nest at captive breeding colony raising chicks for UK White Stork reintroduction project at the Knepp Estate. Cotswold Wildlife Park, Oxfordshire, UK, May 2019

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Recently hatched White stork (Ciconia ciconia) chicks begging for food in their nest

Recently hatched White stork (Ciconia ciconia) chicks begging for food in their nest. In captive breeding colony raising young birds for UK White Stork reintroduction project at the Knepp Estate

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair performing an up-down display with bill clattering

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair performing an up-down display with bill clattering on their nest in an Oak tree, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) male landing with nest material and joining his mate

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) male landing with nest material and joining his mate on their nest in an Oak tree at sunset, Knepp estate, Sussex, UK, April 2019

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black stork (Ciconia nigra) Hungary May

Black stork (Ciconia nigra) Hungary May

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: RF- White storks (Ciconia ciconia) nesting on poles erected by the city of Caceres in Extremadura

RF- White storks (Ciconia ciconia) nesting on poles erected by the city of Caceres in Extremadura, Spain, to compensate for the removal of an old farmhouse supporting a colony of storks

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in tree, migrating towards Europe, Masai-Mara Game Reserve

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in tree, migrating towards Europe, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Wood Storks (Mycteria Americana) in flight, Sanibel Island, J. N

Wood Storks (Mycteria Americana) in flight, Sanibel Island, J. N
Wood Storks (Mycteria Americana) in flight, Sanibel Island, J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Four White storks (Ciconia ciconia) perched on street lights, silhouetted at dusk, Madrid, Spain

Four White storks (Ciconia ciconia) perched on street lights, silhouetted at dusk, Madrid, Spain. June

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black stork (Ciconia nigra), Great white heron (Ardea alba), Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

Black stork (Ciconia nigra), Great white heron (Ardea alba), Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) and Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) standing in shallow water, Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary. May

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black stork (Ciconia nigra) foraging in shallow water, Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary. May

Black stork (Ciconia nigra) foraging in shallow water, Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary. May

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black stork (Ciconia nigra) fishing, Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary. May

Black stork (Ciconia nigra) fishing, Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary. May

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black stork (Ciconia nigra), portrait, Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary. May

Black stork (Ciconia nigra), portrait, Pusztaszer reserve, Hungary. May

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Mud buildings of the fortified Berber Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra, Morocco

Mud buildings of the fortified Berber Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, Sous-Massa-Dra, Morocco
architectural style, attraction, bird photography, blue sky, building, ciconiidae, cloudless, construction method, ethnic, ethnic group, exterior views, good weather, indigenous people, migrant bird

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black stork (Ciconia nigra) in flight during spring migration across the Sahara desert

Black stork (Ciconia nigra) in flight during spring migration across the Sahara desert, Aydar, Southern Morocco, Africa

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) perched on branch at sunset, Vendee, France, July

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) perched on branch at sunset, Vendee, France, July

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair displaying on their nest built on the chimneys of

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair displaying on their nest built on the chimneys of Knepp Castle, Sussex, UK, June

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White stork (Ciconia ciconia) flying back to its nest in Oak (Quercus robur

White stork (Ciconia ciconia) flying back to its nest in Oak (Quercus robur) tree to feed its three large chicks, Knepp Estate, Sussex, UK, June

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Adult White stork (Ciconia ciconia) standing beside three large chicks on their nest

Adult White stork (Ciconia ciconia) standing beside three large chicks on their nest, Knepp Estate, Sussex, UK, June

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana, Africa

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: African Tantalus (Pseudotantalus ibis), 1856-67 (w / c & pencil on paper)

African Tantalus (Pseudotantalus ibis), 1856-67 (w / c & pencil on paper)
780828 African Tantalus (Pseudotantalus ibis), 1856-67 (w/c & pencil on paper) by Wolf, Joseph (1820-99); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; German, out of copyright

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: A Maguari Stork performing the up-down display while standing on grass beside a small

A Maguari Stork performing the up-down display while standing on grass beside a small
3116066 A Maguari Stork performing the up-down display while standing on grass beside a small concrete pool, London Zoo, July 1925 (b/w photo) by Bond

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: A Maguari Stork performing the up-down display, London Zoo, July 1925 (b / w photo)

A Maguari Stork performing the up-down display, London Zoo, July 1925 (b / w photo)
3086218 A Maguari Stork performing the up-down display, London Zoo, July 1925 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; British

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Indian Tantalus, 1856-67 (w / c & pencil on paper)

Indian Tantalus, 1856-67 (w / c & pencil on paper)
780827 Indian Tantalus, 1856-67 (w/c & pencil on paper) by Wolf, Joseph (1820-99); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; German, out of copyright

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: A pair of Greater / Indian Adjutant Storks sitting at London Zoo

A pair of Greater / Indian Adjutant Storks sitting at London Zoo
2644384 A pair of Greater/Indian Adjutant Storks sitting at London Zoo, September 1923 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942)

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) flapping wings after preening

Saddle-billed stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) flapping wings after preening. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) feeding, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) feeding, Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, July

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: White Storks (Ciconia ciconia), pair on a nest, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany

White Storks (Ciconia ciconia), pair on a nest, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany
animal couple, blue sky, breeding ground, ciconiidae, cloudless, coup, Wilfried Martin, 999154932

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Christian Paoli Wildlife Photography

Christian Paoli Wildlife Photography
Fine Art Storehouse Nature & Wildlife: Christian Paoli Wildlife Photography

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Black stork (Ciconia nigra) beak submerged fishing, Hungary May

Black stork (Ciconia nigra) beak submerged fishing, Hungary May

Background imageCiconiidae Collection: Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), male, Murchinson Falls National Park

Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), male, Murchinson Falls National Park
african, ciconiidae, exterior views, male, natural environment, saddl, Herbert Kratky Photography, 993466382



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Ciconiidae, also known as the stork family, is a fascinating group of birds that captivate us with their majestic presence and unique behaviors. From the towering White Storks nesting on top of Faro Cathedral in Algarve to the elegant Black-necked Storks gracefully roaming Keoladeo National Park in India, these birds are truly a sight to behold. The European White Stork, scientifically known as Ciconia ciconia, showcases its beauty during mating season as a pair passionately engages in courtship rituals atop their nest at sunset on Knepp estate in Sussex. The breathtaking scene paints a picture of love and devotion within nature's realm. Marabou storks (Leptoptilos crumenifer) stand tall alongside Whitebacked vultures (Gyps africanus), creating an intriguing juxtaposition between two species that rely on scavenging for survival. This harmonious coexistence reminds us of the delicate balance within ecosystems. As dawn breaks over the horizon, a Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) rests upon its nest with young ones nestled close by. The soft glow illuminates this tender moment shared between parent and offspring—a testament to the nurturing instincts present among these avian families. In Andalucia, Spain, we witness White Storks perched high above in trees—creating nests that serve as safe havens for raising their young. These aerial abodes showcase their resourcefulness and adaptability amidst changing landscapes. A captive-reared juvenile White Stork takes flight over Knepp Estate—an inspiring symbol of hope for conservation efforts aimed at preserving these magnificent creatures' populations. Their graceful wingspan carries them through open skies while reminding us of our responsibility to protect their habitats. A proud parent stands beside three developing chicks—a heartwarming image capturing the essence of parenthood within this avian community. It serves as a reminder that family bonds extend beyond human borders, connecting us to the natural world.