Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Ciconiidae — the storks.

Etymologies

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Latin ciconia ("stork")

Examples

  • Jabirú, Jabiru mycteria formerly, Mycteria americana and Ephippiorhynchus mycteria; protonym, Ciconia mycteria, also known as the American jabiru and the jabiru stork, photographed at Belém, Brasil.

    Mystery bird: jabirú, Jabiru mycteria

  • Jabirú, Jabiru mycteria formerly, Mycteria americana and Ephippiorhynchus mycteria; protonym, Ciconia mycteria, also known as the American jabiru and the jabiru stork, photographed at Belém, Brasil.

    Mystery bird: jabirú, Jabiru mycteria

  • As I mentioned in this post, the white storks (Ciconia ciconia) get special treatment in Turkey.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It is also essential winter habitat for up to 500,000 overwintering ducks and waterbirds such as teal Anas crecca (160,000), wigeon Anas Penelope (100,000), greylag goose Anser anser (100,000), most of Spain's herons, white stork Ciconia ciconia, stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus and slender-billed gull Larus genei.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • Note 27: This manuscript originally displayed the text and score of O Bella Rosa (Urb.Lat. 1411, fols. 7r – 9v), a popular song written in the style of Leonardo Giustiniani, that was interpreted by Johannes Ciconia and John Dunstable.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • The avifauna includes black stork Ciconia nigra, white stork Ciconia ciconia, golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, greater spotted eagle A. clanga (VU), white-tailed eagle Haliaetus albicilla, great snipe Gallinaga media, corncrake Crex crex, eagle owl Bubo bubo. great grey owl Strix nebulosa and Eurasian curlew Numenius arquata.

    Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, Belarus

  • As I mentioned in this post, the white storks Ciconia ciconia get special treatment in Turkey.

    More white stork pictures from Turkey

  • Some 35 raptors are found in the Batoka gorge below the falls: Taita falcon Falco fasciinucha breeds there as do black eagle Aquilla verreauxi, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, augur buzzard Buteo rufofuscatus augur also black stork Ciconia nigra and African swift Apus barbatus.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • The blacknecked crane Grus nigricollis (VU) is seen on migration. 86 animals are under state protection which in addition to the above include Chinese stump-tailed macaque Macaca thibetana, takin Budorcus taxicolor, bearded vulture Gypaetus barbatus, Chinese hazel-grouse Tetrastes sewerzowi, pheasant grouse Tetraophasis obscurus, black stork Ciconia nigra, Pallas's sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus and golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos.

    The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, China

  • The woodlands constitute important wintering enclaves for thousands of cranes (Grus grus), and also breeding areas for hundreds of white storks (Ciconia ciconia) and the endangered black stork (Ciconia nigra).

    Iberian sclerophyllous and semi-deciduous forests

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