Category: Ciconiidae

The White Stork and the bring baby story

According to European folklore, the stork is responsible for bringing babies to new parents. The legend is very ancient, but was popularised by a 19th century Hans Christian Andersen story called The Storks. German folklore held that storks found babies in caves or marshes and brought them to households in a basket on their backs […]

Lions catch Grey Heron in Dutch Zoo Artis

A tantalizing but horrific video from youtube. In Amsterdam a band of Lions catch a Grey Heron. This video featured on the major news channels. Enjoy while you can, I didnt ask for permission to feature it on PoB but I could not resist showing it to you. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwMPE1PXFb8 original video by: Shirroy100

Development of thermoregulatory ability during ontogeny in the White Stork Ciconia ciconia

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) Science Article 1 abstract The development of thermoregulation abilities in White Stork Ciconia ciconia nestlings was examined. Our results showed that body mass, and not age, was the best predictor for thermoregulatory ability despite what was found in passerines. White Stork nestlings did not develop their thermoregulatory abilities abruptly since their […]

Time budget, habitat use and breeding success of White Storks Ciconia ciconia under variable foraging conditions during the breeding season in Switzerland.

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) Science Article 9 abstract Following its extinction in 1950, the White Stork Ciconia ciconia was reintroduced to Switzerland. We analysed time budget, habitat use and breeding success of 28 breeding pairs at five sites in 1994. At two sites the adults were given extra food daily (SF), at the others no […]

Migratory orientation of first-year white storks (Ciconia ciconia): inherited information and social interactions

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) Science Article 5 abstract We used satellite tracking to study the migratory orientation of juvenile white storks from the population in the Kaliningrad Region (Russia) during their first autumn migration. Two series of experiments were performed. In the first series of experiments, several groups of first-year storks were raised in an […]