Black Stork


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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
THREAT CATEGORY
CNEA CAEA LRAE LRVA
VU EN VU EN
WHERE TO SEE IT
HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Summer visitor and breeder, migrant and a few overwinter. 

ABUNDANCE
The 65-80 breeding pairs mean it can be classed as common. Rare though apparently regular as a winter visitor.

HABITAT
Feeds along rivers and on ponds and reservoirs but nests on cliffs and trees. Migratory birds usually rest up in river pools and reservoir inlet waters. In winter seen on rivers and reservoirs.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Most arrive as from mid February and leave in September. 

DISTRIBUTION
Well distributed throughout the whole territory but more abundant in Huelva and Seville. In winter has been recorded in wetlands of these two provinces.

COMMENTS
This is one of the flagship species of Sierra Morena, accounting for the whole of Andalusia’s breeding population. Nests mainly in Cork Oaks though the best known and most studied pairs are rock-nesters.

THREATS
The biggest threats locally are untimely forestry work and cork stripping (though by and large this livelihood is compatible with the bird’s nesting habits) and, in some spots, passers-by.