|Copyright: Enrico Barbieri (Angel64)
|Date Taken: 2009-03-21|
|Camera: Canon EOS400D|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 2:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|OASI DI SANT'ALESSIO|
The Black Stork Ciconia nigra is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.
It is a widespread, but rare, species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions.
This is a large bird, nearly 1 m tall with a 1.8 m wingspan, weighing around 3 kilograms. It is all black except for the white belly and axillaries, and its red bill and legs. It walks slowly and steadily on the ground. Like all storks, it flies with its neck outstretched.
It breeds in large marshy wetlands with interspersed coniferous or broadlived woodlands, but also inhabits hills and mountains with sufficient network of creeks. It builds a stick nest high in trees. This is a shy and wary species, unlike the closely related White Stork.
The Black Stork, feeds mainly on fish and also amphibians and insects.
It has a rasping call, but rarely indulges in mutual bill-clattering when adults meet at the nest.
The Black Stork is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds applies
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Excellent saturated colours. Nice composition and quality image.
beautiful POV great focus bright color and lovely composition.TFS
Ciao Enrico. Anche in questa eccellente DOF e notevole perizia nella gestione dei riflessi sul cangiante delle piume.
- [2009-03-30 12:50]
amazing portrait of a stork, well saturated colors and sharp details
- [2009-03-31 2:35]
soggetto molto nitido e ripreso magistralmente
Ciao Enrico, una cicogna nera non l'avevo mai vista. Fantastico primo piano. Molto nitido. Ottima anche la profonditÓ di campo.
Un caro saluto Mari