from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of storks of the family Ciconiidæ.
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- noun type genus of the Ciconiidae: European storks
Sorry, no etymologies found.
As I mentioned in this post, the white storks (Ciconia ciconia) get special treatment in Turkey.
Archive 2009-06-01 AYDIN 2009
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.
As I mentioned in this post, the white storks Ciconia ciconia get special treatment in Turkey.
More white stork pictures from Turkey AYDIN 2009
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.
Other rare birds that breed here are great bustard (Otis tarda) and white stork (Ciconia ciconia).
Migrant marsh harrier Circus cyaneus and reed warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus are common, also the threatened migrant white stork Ciconia ciconia.
Chobe National Park is one of the main breeding sites for the rare slaty egret (Egretta vinaceigula, VU), and the eastern population of the white stork (Ciconia ciconia) uses the Luangwa Valley as its wintering ground.
On the west coast of Turkey he encountered white storks Ciconia ciconia to which he referred as cranes.
Archive 2008-08-01 AYDIN 2008
The Igneada bottomland forests support a breeding population of Ciconia nigra and a high number of C. ciconia and other migratory raptors.
Waterbirds using the ecoregion include little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), white stork (Ciconia ciconia), purple heron (Ardea purpurea), and night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).