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|reallife=The White stork is a large wader. They have a ruff on their chest, composed by long feathers and used by the birds during the courtship rituals. Its overall plumage is white, contrasting with black flight feathers and patches on their wings. The black coloration of their plumage is a result of pigment melanin and carotenoids, found in their usual diet. They have black band, surrounding their eyes and blunt, nail-shaped claws. Sexes are similar in appearance, though females are somewhat smaller than males. Adult individuals have a long neck, red pointed bill and long red legs. In addition, their feet are partially webbed.
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|appearance=She has long white hair with large headwings and a light blue and black hair clip representing the eyes above the red sidebangs representing the beak. She has light blue eyes. She wears a white suit with a black short skirt. She has a white scarf and white pantyhose that becomes red from above the knee downwards as well as reddish brown shoes. Additionally she carries a white bag with the Kemono Friends logo.
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|reallife=The White Stork is a large migrating bird native to Europe and the middle east in the summer and subsaharan Africa and India in the winter. They're around one meter tall and have a wingspan of two meters. Their plumage is mostly white except for the black wings. Their beak and legs are red. Originally they nested in tree and on rocks but with increased human presence they usually build them on chimneys, towers, rooftops or nest platforms specifically made for conservation purposes. Their diet consists of insects, worms, small mammals like mice, voles and moles, frogs, reptiles, fish, molluscs and young birds.
  
The preferred habitat of these birds is agricultural fields, pastures, meadows, open wetlands, savannas and steppes. They inhabit temperate areas with shallow, standing water. White storks are found across Europe, Asia Minor, northern part of Africa and the Middle East. By the winter months, the birds migrate into tropical regions of Africa, some parts of the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.
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White Storks often form small nesting colonies. They're seen as a sign of good luck so they will not be removed. The nests will be reused year after year and each time more nesting material is added so a large nest is seen as successful. If a stork fails to raise their young the nest will be abandoned next year. They're seasonally monogamous but do not mate for life. They usually lay four eggs which are incubated as soon as the first is laid so the offspring hatches at different times instead of simultaneously. Though this usually means a competitive advantage for the oldest chick, they do not attack each other and they're fed directly by their parents so the youngest will not starve to death because of the oldest taking all its food away. In times of food shortages, the parents may kill the weakest to assure the survival of at least one chick.
  
White storks are diurnal and non-territorial birds. They typically gather into loosely structured groups. At the breeding season, they nest in small groups, constructing the nests far from each other. Usually, their nests are located in trees as well as on top of buildings or other constructions. During the breeding season, non-breeding birds form groups of 40-50 individuals. During their annual migration and in their winter range, the birds gather into large groups of hundreds or thousands of storks. When migrating, they frequently ride thermals and use patterns of rising air.
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White Storks are one of the most studied migrating birds. Originally, people believed they changed form and became mice or other birds or simply hibernated. Only when injured individuals with African arrows stuck in them were found back in Europe and juveniles were ringed to track their movements did people understand their migratory nature. One of these rare so-called Pfeilstörche was found in modern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 1822, stuffed and is now on display in the University of Rostock. The birds begin heading southwards in August and September. They congregate in large flocks and head back to Europe in March. They avoid the Mediterranean Sea by either going west over Iberia and the Strait of Gibraltar or eastward via the Bosporus.
  
Bing carnivore, the bird consumes various animal species, found in shallow water and on the ground. White storks consume fish, frogs, snakes, rodents, lizards, crustaceans, toads, tadpoles, spiders, scorpions as well as small mammals. They will also eat chicks and eggs of bird species, nesting on the ground.
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White Storks are seen as a positive sign in most cultures they came into contact with. Their large size, preying on vermin and their nests close to humans or even on rooftops made them ideal symbols of protection. The hebrew word for white stork means "merciful" or "kind". Both ancient Greece and Rome saw them as devoted parents and many myths formed surrounding them. Islam reveres them as the birds migrate via their holy site Mecca annually. Their nests were said to protect against fires in Germany and they appear to be especially beloved in west and east Slavic cultures where they're said to bring harmony to families on whose property they nest. They're the national birds of Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. The common belief that storks deliver babies may derive from their large size and high flight altitude, being seen as a connection between earth and the heavens, where they take unborn souls back in the spring.
 
 
These birds have monogamous system, mating once in a lifetime. Mating season takes place in spring, typically form March to April. Makes storks return to the breeding grounds a few days prior to females, enlarging the nests, left from the previous season. Courtship rituals include soft cooing calls as well as loud warnings to scare away intruders. After mating, the female lays 2-5 eggs with intervals of 2 days. Both parents take part in the incubation process, which lasts 33-34 days. When the chicks hatch out, both male and the female feed the young by rotation. The chicks fledge, reaching the age of 58-64 days. Then, around 7-20 days after fledging, the chicks are independent. The white storks start breeding at the age of 3-5 years.
 
 
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White Stork

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Character Data
Japanese Name: シュバシコウ
Romanised Name: Shubashikou
First Featured in: Not Featured Yet
Animal Data
Scientific Name: Ciconia ciconia
Distribution: Africa, Europe, Southwestern Asia
Diet: Carnivore
Average Lifespan in the Wild: 22 Years
Read More: White stork
Conservation Status: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg.png
White Stork

White Stork is a type of bird Friend.

Appearance

She has long white hair with large headwings and a light blue and black hair clip representing the eyes above the red sidebangs representing the beak. She has light blue eyes. She wears a white suit with a black short skirt. She has a white scarf and white pantyhose that becomes red from above the knee downwards as well as reddish brown shoes. Additionally she carries a white bag with the Kemono Friends logo.

In Real Life

The White Stork is a large migrating bird native to Europe and the middle east in the summer and subsaharan Africa and India in the winter. They're around one meter tall and have a wingspan of two meters. Their plumage is mostly white except for the black wings. Their beak and legs are red. Originally they nested in tree and on rocks but with increased human presence they usually build them on chimneys, towers, rooftops or nest platforms specifically made for conservation purposes. Their diet consists of insects, worms, small mammals like mice, voles and moles, frogs, reptiles, fish, molluscs and young birds.

White Storks often form small nesting colonies. They're seen as a sign of good luck so they will not be removed. The nests will be reused year after year and each time more nesting material is added so a large nest is seen as successful. If a stork fails to raise their young the nest will be abandoned next year. They're seasonally monogamous but do not mate for life. They usually lay four eggs which are incubated as soon as the first is laid so the offspring hatches at different times instead of simultaneously. Though this usually means a competitive advantage for the oldest chick, they do not attack each other and they're fed directly by their parents so the youngest will not starve to death because of the oldest taking all its food away. In times of food shortages, the parents may kill the weakest to assure the survival of at least one chick.

White Storks are one of the most studied migrating birds. Originally, people believed they changed form and became mice or other birds or simply hibernated. Only when injured individuals with African arrows stuck in them were found back in Europe and juveniles were ringed to track their movements did people understand their migratory nature. One of these rare so-called Pfeilstörche was found in modern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 1822, stuffed and is now on display in the University of Rostock. The birds begin heading southwards in August and September. They congregate in large flocks and head back to Europe in March. They avoid the Mediterranean Sea by either going west over Iberia and the Strait of Gibraltar or eastward via the Bosporus.

White Storks are seen as a positive sign in most cultures they came into contact with. Their large size, preying on vermin and their nests close to humans or even on rooftops made them ideal symbols of protection. The hebrew word for white stork means "merciful" or "kind". Both ancient Greece and Rome saw them as devoted parents and many myths formed surrounding them. Islam reveres them as the birds migrate via their holy site Mecca annually. Their nests were said to protect against fires in Germany and they appear to be especially beloved in west and east Slavic cultures where they're said to bring harmony to families on whose property they nest. They're the national birds of Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. The common belief that storks deliver babies may derive from their large size and high flight altitude, being seen as a connection between earth and the heavens, where they take unborn souls back in the spring.

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