Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Ciconiiformes
Family Ciciniidae
Genus Ciconia
Species ciconia
Subspecies n/a
Synonyms n/a
Local name Seto Saras
Distribution The White Stork is a large wading bird breeding in the warmer parts of Europe (north to Estonia), northwest Africa, and southwest Asia (east to southern Kazakhstan). It is a strong migrant, wintering mainly in tropical Africa, down to the south of South Africa, and also in the Indian subcontinent.
Description

Description:
It is a huge bird, 100-125 cm (40-50 in.) tall, with a 155-200 cm (61-79 in) wingspan and a weight of 2.3-4.5 kg (5-10 lbs). It is completely white except for the black wing flight feathers, and its red bill and legs, which are black on juveniles. It walks slowly and steadily on the ground. Like all storks, it flies with its neck outstretched.

Conservation status:
Threatened species, 2006 IUCN Red