Ciconia nigra  Black Stork  Grootswartooievaar
Black Stork chicks on nest
Mokolo Dam, Aug 2020

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
Poer-se-Loop, Jun 2018

 
Black Stork Waterberg distribution
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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