White stork

Romanian Ornithological Society: Seven stork chickens nest, absolute record in 2019

White storks' counting in 2019 saw an absolute record - for the first time, a seven-chicken nest, located in the village of Horodnic de Sus, the County of Suceava (northeast), on Friday informs the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) in a release sent to AGERPRES. So far, says the communique, the SOR database recorded nests with six chickens, yet this is the first one with seven chickens.

Migratory birds no longer going to Africa, prefering to feed at European junk yards

German research, led by Dr. Andrea Flack of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany, has found that white storks are changing their migratory behavior. In the past, they were known to breed from Europe to north-west Africa and western Asia. Now, however, the birds are flocking to rubbish dumps where junk food can easily be found.