Ciconia ciconia  White Stork  Witooievaar
White Stork
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Dec 2017

A non-breeding visitor from the Palearctic, present mainly between October and March with occasional individuals remaining year-round. Localised (recorded in only 14% of the pentads), mostly in agricultural areas, and mostly in the south where annual rainfall is >600 mm. Found as single birds, in groups or in flocks; once 141 together (migrating?) at Bokpoort (March 2018).
White Stork
Bateleur Nature Reserve, Dec 2017

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