Ten fun facts about Storks


Fact 1
Storks are found on all continents except Antarctica and commonly in tropical regions. These birds inhabit grasslands, wetlands, savannas and tropical forests.

Fact 2
Their upper neck and part or all of the head may be bare of feathers. The bills are typically straight and have a curved opening that allows them to prize the flesh from snails and mussels.

Fact 3
The young ones are called goslings.


Fact 4
An adult stork could range from about 2 ft to more than 5 ft. in height. They can live 20 to 30 years.

Fact 5
Storks are highly carnivorous. They feed on fish, frogs and birds, shellfish, small reptiles and insects

Fact 6
They use a range of foraging strategies such as sitting and waiting to actively probing water or soil to feel for prey.

Fact 7
Storks hiss, croak, squeal, whistle or clatter their bills loudly when excites. They fly with neck outstretched and legs trailing with an alternating flapping and soaring flight.

Fact 8
They are found in flocks except during the breeding season.

Fact 9
Their nests consist of large twig platforms which are built on trees, cliff-ledges, rooftops and chimneys. Nest sites are often colonies, with several pairs nesting closely together

Fact 10
Both male and females share in incubating eggs. 3 6 chalky-white eggs are laid that hatch in about five weeks and both feed, clean and train the little birds.


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Are large graceful wading birds with long-legs, long-necks and long beaks belonging to the family Coconiidae.



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