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The white stork, once a familiar sight across much of Europe, is now threatened by the modernisation of agriculture, loss of traditional nesting sites and the danger posed by power lines. Central and eastern Europe still hold good populations of this species, and so does the Iberian Peninsula where they have found some strange nesting places, on coastal cliffs, large granite
boulders and in man-made "stork nurseries".


Less familiar to many is the closely related but more reclusive black stork, also widely distributed in Europe but dependent on ancient forests and mature trees for its nest sites. Again, this species is threatened by changes in farming methods and the lack of nest sites caused by the felling of large trees.
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair at nest, dusk, with moon, Nemunas Delta, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair at nest, dusk, with moon, Nemunas Delta, Lithuania, June 2009
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. (This image m...  -  Wild  Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / 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. (This image m...
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair at nest on coastal rock formation, Cabo Sardo (Cape) Alentejo, Natural Park of South West Alentejano and Costa Vicentina, Portugal, June 2009 WWE BOOK  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Quinta
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Quinta / White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair at nest on coastal rock formation, Cabo Sardo (Cape) Alentejo, Natural Park of South West Alentejano and Costa Vicentina, Portugal, June 2009 WWE BOOK
White storks (Ciconia ciconia) at nest, on large granite boulder, Los Barruecos Natural Monument, Caceres, Extremadura, Spain, April 2009 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION.  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstra
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstra / White storks (Ciconia ciconia) at nest, on large granite boulder, Los Barruecos Natural Monument, Caceres, Extremadura, Spain, April 2009 WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION.
White stork (Ciconia Ciconia) landing on nest with building material, Pont du Gau, Camargue, France, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Allofs
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Allofs / White stork (Ciconia Ciconia) landing on nest with building material, Pont du Gau, Camargue, France, May 2009
White stork (Ciconia Ciconia) landing on nest with building material, Pont du Gau, Camargue, France, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Allofs
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Allofs / White stork (Ciconia Ciconia) landing on nest with building material, Pont du Gau, Camargue, France, May 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) chicks by parent, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Máté
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Máté / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) chicks by parent, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009
Two White stork (Ciconia ciconia) chicks, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Máté
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Máté / Two White stork (Ciconia ciconia) chicks, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009
RF- White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain. March. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Wild  Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / RF- White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain. March. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, Nemunas regional reserve, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, Nemunas regional reserve, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) flying to nest with nesting material, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) flying to nest with nesting material, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, Nemunas regional reserve, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, Nemunas regional reserve, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) portrait, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain, March 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) portrait, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain, March 2009
Juvenile Black stork (Ciconia nigra) portrait, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damsche
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damsche / Juvenile Black stork (Ciconia nigra) portrait, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) portrait, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Máté
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Máté / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) portrait, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) close-up, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain, March 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) close-up, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain, March 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) following tractor searching for insects amongst hay, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) following tractor searching for insects amongst hay, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) on hay mound carrying some in its beak, Matsalu National Park, Estonia, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Rautiainen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Rautiainen / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) on hay mound carrying some in its beak, Matsalu National Park, Estonia, May 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) group stood in village allotments, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) group stood in village allotments, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) throwing Earthworm (Lumbricus sp) into air before feeding, Near Drenov Bok village, Lonjsko Polje Nature Park, Sisack-Moslavina county, Slavonia region, Posavina area, Cr...  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / della Ferrera
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Wild Wonders of Europe / della Ferrera / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) throwing Earthworm (Lumbricus sp) into air before feeding, Near Drenov Bok village, Lonjsko Polje Nature Park, Sisack-Moslavina county, Slavonia region, Posavina area, Cr...
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair silhouetted at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair silhouetted at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair silhouetted at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair silhouetted at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair displaying, silhouetted at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair displaying, silhouetted at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair before mating at nest site on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair before mating at nest site on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) landing on chinmey with nesting material, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) landing on chinmey with nesting material, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair, courtship, at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair, courtship, at nest on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair at nest site on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair at nest site on old chimney, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair nesting on old barn, Nemunas regional reserve, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) pair nesting on old barn, Nemunas regional reserve, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) feeding three chicks, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Máté
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Máté / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) feeding three chicks, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009
Two White stork (Ciconia ciconia) chicks in nest, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Mate
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Mate / Two White stork (Ciconia ciconia) chicks in nest, Prypiat area, Turov, Belarus, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) stood in village allotment, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) stood in village allotment, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
White stork (Ciconia Ciconia) flying, Pont du Gau, Camargue, France, May 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Allofs
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Allofs / White stork (Ciconia Ciconia) flying, Pont du Gau, Camargue, France, May 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) on top of town house with paintings of storks on it, Los Barruecos de Caceres, Extremadura, Spain, April 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) on top of town house with paintings of storks on it, Los Barruecos de Caceres, Extremadura, Spain, April 2009
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Hamblin / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, Rusne, Nemunas Regional Park, Lithuania, June 2009
Close-up of White stork (Ciconia ciconia) foot, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain, March 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Close-up of White stork (Ciconia ciconia) foot, La Serena, Extremadura, Spain, March 2009
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) with head underwater, feeding, Bulgaria, May 2008, sequence 1/3  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Nill
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Nill / White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) with head underwater, feeding, Bulgaria, May 2008, sequence 1/3
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) feeding in water,  Bulgaria, May 2008, sequence 2/3  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Nill
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Nill / White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) feeding in water, Bulgaria, May 2008, sequence 2/3
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) feeding in water,  Bulgaria, May 2008, sequence 3/3  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Nill
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Nill / White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) feeding in water, Bulgaria, May 2008, sequence 3/3
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) and a Black stork (Ciconia nigra) with Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) in the background, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) and a Black stork (Ciconia nigra) with Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) in the background, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 2008
Black stork (Ciconia nigra) shaking head with fish in beak, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen / Black stork (Ciconia nigra) shaking head with fish in beak, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 2008
Black stork (Ciconia nigra) feeding on fish, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen / Black stork (Ciconia nigra) feeding on fish, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 2008
Black stork (Ciconia nigra) wading with fish in beak, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damsche
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damsche / Black stork (Ciconia nigra) wading with fish in beak, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008
Black stork (Ciconia nigra) hunting for fish, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen / Black stork (Ciconia nigra) hunting for fish, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, September 2008
Black stork (Ciconia nigra) just after landing, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen / Black stork (Ciconia nigra) just after landing, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008
Black stork (Ciconia nigra) just after landing in river, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen / Black stork (Ciconia nigra) just after landing in river, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008
Black stork (Ciconia nigra) landing in water, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Damschen / Black stork (Ciconia nigra) landing in water, Elbe Biosphere Reserve, Lower Saxony, Germany, August 2008
Black stork (Ciconia nigra) in flight, Monfrague National Park, Extremadura, Spain, March 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Black stork (Ciconia nigra) in flight, Monfrague National Park, Extremadura, Spain, March 2009
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