Ciconia nigra  Black Stork  Grootswartooievaar
Black Stork
Kaingo Private Game Reserve, Sep 2022

A breeding resident. Uncommon, with probably fewer than 20 pairs in the area. Occurs sparsely throughout the Waterberg at dams and along streams and rivers (recorded in 19% of the pentads); usually single birds are encountered, in pairs at breeding sites, or in family groups. Pairs breed solitarily, often reusing the same nest on a cliff ledge in successive years, some sites known to have been in use for decades; breeding occurs erratically, and no attempt to breed often occurs in dry years. Breeds in winter.
Black Stork Waterberg distribution
Black Stork
Kaingo Private Game Reserve, Sep 2021
Black Stork
Kaingo Private Game Reserve, Mar 2023
Black Stork chicks on nest
Mokolo Dam, Aug 2020
Black Stork
Poer-se-Loop, Jun 2018

Black Stork in flight
Alma, Jul 2020

Black Stork
Buffelspoort, Nov 2017

An immature bird

Black Storks at nest
Hermanusdoorns, Aug 2008

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