Abdim’s stork

Ciconia abdimii

Diet: insects (grasshoppers, crickets, caterpillars, etc.)

Reproduction: They are monogamous, mating once a year during the rainy season from May to August. Females mate and raise their young in flocks made up of no less than 20 pairs of individuals. They build nests on top of trees and slopes and lay 2 to 3 eggs. The incubation period is 31 days and the chicks fledge at 60 days of age. They reach sexual maturity at 4 – 5 years.

Distribution and Habitat: Sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen. They live in savanna areas with short vegetation, cultivated areas and areas with trees.

Behavior: it is a diurnal, migratory and gregarious bird. It is rarely seen in groups of less than 10 individuals, reaching flocks of 10,000 animals.

Conservation Status: Least Concern


Scientific name: Ciconia abdimii

Class: Aves

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ciconiidae

Dimensions: 75 – 81 cm long

Weight: 1 – 3 kg

Longevity: 22 years in captivity and there is no data on longevity in the wild.

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