black-and-white plumage; red face, bill, and legs (Spain; 2006-06-04)

Black Stork
Ciconia nigra

Native Range: Eurasia and Africa

Notes: a geographicall widespread but rare and retiring wader that breeds across much of Eurasia and winters in tropical Africa and India; it was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus way back in 1758.

white belly and part of wing; black head, neck, breast (Spain; 2006-06-04)
white under the tail; (Spain; 2006-06-04)

pair on a stick nest on a cliff ledge (Spain; 2006-06-04)

dorsal view of bird in flight (Spain; 2006-06-04)