These storks are native to wetland areas of small parts in Japan, southeast China and Siberia in Russia.
Their diet consists mainly of frogs, fish, insects, rodents and small reptiles.
Interestingly, storks do not possess a voice box, so cannot make the usual range of sounds that you may expect from a bird. Instead they use ‘beak clacking’ to communicate with each other.
This species is a solitary bird in the wild except for during breeding season. The female usually lays between two and six eggs.
Due to overhunting and habitat loss in their native range, this beautiful species is currently classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
- Latin Name: Ciconia boyciana
- Class: Birds
- Order: Ciconiiformes
- Family: Ciconiidae
- Conservation status: Endangered
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