Show in Salento, flock of storks spotted at the gates of Lecce: the photos

Show in Salento, flock of storks spotted at the gates of Lecce: the photos
Show in Salento, flock of storks spotted at the gates of Lecce: the photos

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A flock of storks makes a stop in Salento. About 60 specimens were spotted yesterday near the Fondone area.

A wonderful sight that intrigued many passersby fascinated by seeing these large birds fly and stop on the tops of the trees that they have immortalized with some photos. Storks are a family of birds belonging to the order of the Ciconiiformes. The best known species of the family is probably the white stork (Ciconia ciconia) which also lives in Europe and makes long migrations to and from Africa. And it was during this great migration that the birds stopped for a while in Fondone. The white stork is a large bird (the third largest in the genus Ciconia, after the eastern white stork and the maguari stork): from the tip of the beak to the tip of the tail it can be up to 110 cm long, while the wingspan grazes the 220 cm. The weight is around 4 kilos. On average, males are slightly larger than females. They generally live in wetlands and feed mainly on fish, frogs, small reptiles, crustaceans and molluscs, insects and occasionally even mice. Most species nest in colonies, located on trees, in swamps or rarely even on rock faces. Storks also usually nest on bell towers, chimneys, light poles. The most typical nest is large, made of branches with intertwined reeds in the shape of a vase. Most of the species live in Africa, Asia and Europe. Many species are migratory moving to high latitudes during the spring and then leaving again in the summer to reproduce and wintering towards tropical latitudes.

«Probably – emphasizes Giovanni D’Agata, president of the“ Rights Desk ”- it is a pause during the migration to the north. A show that makes the day change color ».

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