Saturday, December 14, 2013

SATURDAY CRITTERS, CAMERA CRITTERS AND ANNI'S BIRD D'POT

I found these birds at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Virginia.  


The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconidae, breeding in the warmer parts of Europe (north to Estonia), northwest Africa and southwest Asia (east to southern Kazakhstan).  It is a strong migrant, wintering mainly in tropical Africa, down to the south of South Africa and also in the Indian subcontinent.



It is a huge bird 40-50 inches (100-125 cm) tall, with a 61-79 inch (155-200 cm) wingspan and a weight of 5 to 10 pounds (2.3-4.5 kg).  It is completely white except for the black wing flight feathers, and its red bill and legs, which are black on juveniles.

I look forward to seeing them in the wild one day.

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Today I am linking with Misty's Camera CrittersEileen's Saturday's Critters and Anni's Bird D'Pot.  Thank you for hosting these great memes ladies.