The white stork, Ciconia ciconia, is a common sight along the Rhine and the Dutch delta. One can see them in meadows not far from the river, engaged in the business of finding and catching small frogs and similar goodies. Usually when they are seen feeding in a particular field, they will be seen in the same field again and again. They don’t appear to stray too far from the familiar. The common name is the same in German, Weissstorch. In Nederlands it is Ooievaar. In French it is Cigogne blanche; Italian, Cicogna bianca; Spanish, Ciguëña común.
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