Storks are found on all continents except Antarctica and commonly in tropical regions. These birds inhabit grasslands, wetlands, savannas and tropical forests.
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.
The young ones are called goslings.
An adult stork could range from about 2 ft to more than 5 ft. in height. They can live 20 to 30 years.
Storks are highly carnivorous. They feed on fish, frogs and birds, shellfish, small reptiles and insects
They use a range of foraging strategies such as sitting and waiting to actively probing water or soil to feel for prey.
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.
They are found in flocks except during the breeding season.
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
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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