Scientific name: Ciconia ciconia

Family name: Ciconiidae

Classification: Aves

Group Name: Muster (on land) / Flight (in flight)

IUCN status: Least concern

Lifespan: 20 – 35 years

Weight: 2.3 – 4.5kg

Body length: 100 -115cm

Wingspan: 155 – 215cm

Top speed: 68mph

Diet: Carnivore: 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.

Habitat: Agricultural fields, pastures, meadows, open wetlands, savannas, and steppes

Range: Throughout Europe, Asia & Africa